Baptism 1

Series: Baptism
Presenter: Dave Anderson

A key part of leadership in the church is conducting baptisms. In this series we discuss theological matters, candidates, criteria and the testimony involved. Part 1 of 3.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. Is baptism optional?
No, it's commanded in Matthew 28:18-20.
2. What three Scripture passages did the speaker give to support his view of what baptism is?
The three Scripture passages are Matt 28:18-20, Rom 6:3-6, Col 2:12.
3. What are three questions to ask a baptism candidate?
Why do you want to be baptized? What is your testimony? Please articulate what the gospel is.

Discuss It

  1. Does your church have good resources to give to people inquiring about baptism? What systems do you have in place for folks interested in baptism?
  2. How would you handle it if a person wants to be baptized, but is not clear about their salvation or if they claim to be saved but show no fruits of repentance and faith?

Apply It

  1. Collect some good resources to have available for people interested in baptism.
  2. Clarify as an Eldership group what your view of baptism is, based on the Scriptures. Consider writing it down so that everyone can agree on the wording.