Why Should I Be Baptized?

Chapter 3 – Why Should I Be Baptized?

  1. IN REGARDS TO WATER BAPTISM, WHAT DID JESUS DO? (MARK 1:9)
  2. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT WHEN JESUS WAS BAPTIZED HE WAS IMMERSED? (MARK 1:10)
  3. WHAT WAS THE GREAT COMMISSION JESUS GAVE THE DISCIPLES BEFORE HE LEFT?(MATTHEW 28:19)
  4. WHY ARE WE LOWERED UNDER THE WATER WHEN WE ARE BAPTIZED?(ROMANS 6:4)
  5. WHAT DID PETER COMMAND THE PEOPLE TO DO ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST AS SOON AS THEY HAD REPENTED? (ACTS 2:38)
  6. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE THREE THOUSAND ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST AS SOON AS THEY HAD REPENTED? (ACTS 2:41)
  7. AT THE HOUSE OF CORNELIUS, WHO WAS A GENTILE (A PERSON OUTSIDE THE JEWISH RACE), PETER PREACHED AND ALL THOSE WHO WERE THERE WERE SAVED AS THEY HEARD THE WORD AND WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. WHAT WAS THE QUESTION THAT PETER THEN ASKED? (ACTS 10:47)
  8. IN THE DAYS OF THE DISCIPLES, PEOPLE WHO TRAVELED BY CARAVAN IN THE DESERT ALWAYS CARRIED WATER JUGS WITH THEM. IF SPRINKLING WITH WATER IS ALL THAT IS NECESSARY IN BAPTISM, WHY DID THE EUNUCH MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT?(ACTS 8:36)
  9. WHERE DID PHILIP BAPTIZE THE EUNUCH? (ACTS 8:38)
  10. WHAT EXPERIENCE DO WE SHARE WITH JESUS CHRIST WHEN WE ARE BAPTIZED INTO HIM? (ROMANS 6:3)
  11. WHAT DO WE ALSO EXPERIENCE WHEN WE ARE RAISED UP OUT OF THE WATER DURING BAPTISM JUST AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE GRAVE? (ROMANS 6:4)
  12. WHEN WE SHARE CHRIST’S DEATH, WHAT PART OF US IS KILLED? (ROMANS 6:6)
  13. IF OUR OLD SELF OR SINFUL NATURE HAS BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST, THEN WHAT ARE WE WHEN WE ARE REBORN? (EPHESIANS 4:24)
  14. WHO IS THE NEW SELF CREATED TO BE LIKE? (EPHESIANS 4:24)
  15. SINCE THE SINFUL NATURE IS CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST, WHAT IS THE NEW NATURE OR NEW SELF SET FREE FROM? (ROMANS 6:6-7)
  16. NOW THAT WE ARE NO LONGER SERVANTS OF SIN, WHAT DO WE ACT AS SERVANTS OF NOW? (ROMANS 6:18-20)
  17. WHAT SHOULD WE DO WHEN WE ARE TEMPTED? (ROMANS 6:11-13)THE POWER OF SIN COMES FROM THE LAW. WHEN THE GOODNESS AND HOLINESS OF THE LAW OF GOD IS FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE EVIL OF MAN’S SINFUL NATURE, MAN REBELS AND SINS. THIS IS WHY PAUL WROTE IN ROMANS 3:19-20 “NOW WE KNOW THAT WHATEVER THE LAW OF GOD SAYS, IT SAYS TO THOSE WHO ARE UNDER THE LAW, SO THAT EVERY MOUTH MAY BE SILENCED AND THE WHOLE WORLD HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD. THEREFORE NO ONE WILL BE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS IN HIS SIGHT BY OBSERVING THE LAW; RATHER, THROUGH THE LAW WE BECOME AWARE OF OUR SIN.” IN OTHER WORDS, IF GOD’S LAW SAYS TO MAN, “DON’T STICK YOUR HAND IN THAT FIRE,” MAN WILL WANT TO REBEL AND STICK HIS HAND IN THE FIRE. MAN IS COMPLETELY UNABLE TO LIVE UP TO GOD’S LAW BECAUSE OF MAN’S FALLEN NATURE. SO THE POSITION MAN IS LEFT IN IS HAVING TO DEPEND ON GOD TO GIVE THE FORGIVENESS, REHABILITATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT HE NEEDS.RIGHTEOUSNESS CAN BE DEFINED AS BEING RIGHT WITH GOD – SO RIGHT WITH HIM THAT IT IS AS THOUGH WE HAD NEVER SINNED.
  18. IS THERE RIGHTEOUSNESS APART FROM THE LAW? (ROMANS 3:21)
  19. WHO SUPPLIES THIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOW DO WE RECEIVE IT? (ROMANS 3:21-24)
  20. DID JESUS EVER SIN AND BREAK THE LAW OF GOD? (HEBREWS 4:15)
  21. WHAT DID JESUS ASK THE JEWS THAT THEY COULD NOT ARGUE AGAINST? (JOHN 8:46)JESUS FULFILLED THE LAW DURING HIS LIFE ON EARTH. HE WAS AND IS PERFECTLY RIGHTEOUS. WHEN HE TOOK OUR SINS ON HIMSELF, HE PAID THE PRICE FOR PAST SINS IN OUR LIVES AND CANCELLED THE LAW THAT STOOD AGAINST US ALWAYS CONVICTING US OF SIN. WHEN HIS BLOOD COVERS US, AS FAR AS GOD IS CONCERNED, WE HAVE FULFILLED THE LAW – BECAUSE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS IS GIVEN TO US.IN BAPTISM THEN, WHEN THE SINFUL NATURE IS DONE AWAY WITH, THE POWER OF THE LAW IS NO LONGER HANGING OVER OUR HEADS SO THAT OUR OLD NATURE REBELS AGAINST IT. THE OLD NATURE IS GONE – CRUCIFIED AND BURIED WITH CHRIST. THE BURDEN OF THE LAW IS GONE – FULFILLED BY THE PERFECT LIFE AND LOVE OF CHRIST. THE NEW NATURE IS HERE – RAISED UP INTO NEW LIFE WITH CHRIST. AND PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OURS – GIVEN TO US AS A GIFT FROM CHRIST. GOD’S DESIRES FOR US ARE FULFILLED AS WE LIVE IN HIS FORGIVENESS, HAVING BEEN CHANGED INTO PEOPLE WHO ARE OBEDIENT TO GOD BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE, WHO ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND WHO FULFILL THE LAW OF CHRIST BY LOVING OTHERS AS WE WANT THEM TO LOVE US.
  22. WHAT DID GOD DO WITH THE WRITTEN CODE OF LAWS THAT STOOD AGAINST US?(COLOSSIANS 2:13-14)
  23. HOW SHOULD WE THINK OF OURSELVES AFTER SALVATION AND BAPTISM? (ROMANS 6:11)