Bible Study Guide


Obeying the Lord in Baptism!

We have seen a number of things we should do in living for Jesus. Remember that you should read your Bible each day and spend time in prayer. Also, you should witness for Christ, telling others about how to trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior, too.

There is something else you should do. As soon as we are saved, we are to obey the Lord by being baptized.


Jesus, Himself was baptized. Reading Mathew 3:13-17: “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of Him. But John forbad Him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto Him, Suffer it to be so now: for this it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were upon unto him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon him: and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Then Jesus commanded us to be baptized. Here we read Mathew 28:18-20. “And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach (disciple or show how to be saved) all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Baptism does not take away your sins. Christ died to pay for sins. God can forgive us our sins because Jesus died to save us from those sins and give us eternal life. Water cannot take away sin. The water did not die for us; Christ did.

Baptism does not save you. We are to baptized because we are already saved and not in order to be saved. Salvation is only in Christ.

Baptism tells everyone who is watching that we are already saved and trusting in what Christ did and that only. It also tells others that we want to live for Him. We must be baptized after we are saved in order to obey the Lord Jesus.

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