The Gift of Baptism

Posted: November 25, 2012 in Articles, Uncategorized

I have been studying with many guys who are on the verge to get baptized, so for devotional I went over many of the different gifts of God’s grace that is given to someone at the point of baptism.

Early Christians used the term “receiving grace” and “baptism” interchangeably.

In baptism you are given…

Acts 2:38- Forgiveness of sins

Acts 19:1-5- The Holy Spirit

Luke 7:29-30- God’s purpose for your life

Matthew 3:15- Fulfilled righteousness

Acts 22:16- Calling of the Lord

Romans 6:3-4- A new life

John 3:5- Entrance into God’s kingdom

Colossians 2:11-15- A covenant with God

Colossians 2:11-15- a new nature and your sinful nature is rolled back

Colossians 2:11-15- Authority since Satan’s power is disarmed

Galatians 3:26-27- The garments of Christ

Galatians 3:26-27- Son-ship.

Titus 3:5- Renewal

1 Corinthians 12:12-13- Membership in the church

1 Peter 3:21- A good conscience

Mark 16:15-16- Salvation

Genesis 1:1-3 has a baptismal pattern. There is darkness, then water and the Spirit, and then comes light! Just like before we are Christians, there is darkness, as we go into the water we receive the Holy Spirit, and come out and are in the light.

Comments
  1. Thanks Mike! That was VERY helpful in getting us to know EXACTLY
    ALL of the gifts we receive when we are baptized to become followers of Jesus
    Christ. Amen!!

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