MIRACLES: “Something in the Water” 1.8.17- Pastor Kassebaum

“Something in the Water” – Matthew 3:13-17

It’s bad

Our bondage to sin is far worse that the bondage in Egypt.

Our baptism is not so much a ritual as it is a re-enactment of the Red Sea experience.

Exodus 14:21-22

Life as it should be

The cleansing power of baptism does wonders for hearts and souls.

Assurance of our acceptance and identity free us to truly live.

Matthew 3:16-17

Baptism is an “uh oh” event

Our baptism is loaded with responsibility and calls for a life-time commitment.

Never underestimate the power of repentance and baptism.

Acts 2:37-38

 

Study Questions:

1. What do you know about your baptism? What does this tell you about how important it was to your family? To you?

2. How much of what Jesus heard at His baptism applies to you? How has this impacted your life?

3. Who has been a “John the Baptist” to you? With what effect?

4. During difficult time s in his life, Martin Luther would remind himself that he had been baptized. Why was this important?

5. The Great Commission ties baptism to teaching all that Jesus commanded. Why is this important? What happens when the full teaching is neglected?

6. How have you experienced God’s power through your baptism?

7. Whose baptism are you praying for on a regular basis?

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