Believer's Baptism In Water

Man about to be baptised in river Man going under the water Man rising out of the water after being baptised

Dying to our old sinful way of life •  Rising to new life                            
Photos: © Gwen Paget 

Jesus' Baptism In Water: An Example To Follow    MATTHEW 3:13-17

Q  Why was Jesus baptised, when he had fulfilled all the requirements of the Law of Moses?

Q  What two things happened next? (verses 16-17)


1. Jesus' baptism was not for the forgiveness of sinsĀ  - he had not sinned
     JOHN 8:42-46; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21; HEBREWS 4:15

2. Jesus' baptism in water was accompanied simultaneously by baptism in Spirit to empower him for     the ministry God had given him.

3. Jesus' baptism in Spirit was an affirmation of God the Father's love (verse 16)

4. Jesus' baptism in water & in Spirit is an example for his disciples to follow as a public declaration     to God, to the enemy and to the world that a person has had a personal encounter with God     through faith in Jesus Christ.

5. Jesus' Great Commission to the disciples was to go and make disciples of all nations, baptising     them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them everything Jesus     had taught his disciples (preaching the good news, healing the sick and setting the captives free)
    MATTHEW 28:18-2O


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