Sermons on Baptism
Sermon Scripture: Acts 2 Sermon Big Idea: The Holy Spirit is a harvester of souls. We are filled with the Holy Spirit when we receive Jesus. Mark 4:3-9,13 Leviticus 23:15-16,21 At a celebration of harvest… Acts 2:1-13 the Holy Spirit sprouted. Acts 2:14-36 the Holy Spirit scattered new seed. Acts 2:37-41 the Holy Spirit harvested souls. Acts 2:42-47 the Holy Spirit tilled more soil. Leviticus 23:22 Acts 2:38 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Hebrews 4:12 The power and presence of the Holy How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Romans 6 Into: Let’s take a walk Walking in a new life means we have buried the old one. (V. 1-4) Christ died, putting sin away from us. Don’t put something old on something new (Matthew 9:16-17) If you say you are a Lions fan, then prove it. Walking with Jesus means that death no longer is in control. (V. 5-11) Dead to sin (1 Corinthians 3:1-3) Let all malice be put away (Eph. 4:31) Walking in righteousness How COVID has affected us
Sermon notes can be found on kccwired.com. Feel free to make comments too. Why does the church look and sound more like the world? WHEN DO PEOPLE RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT? IF IT’S WHEN YOU’RE BAPTIZED, WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN ACTS THAT HAD BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BUT DIDN’T RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT UNTIL THE APOSTLES LAID HANDS ON THEM? Why is the church so judgmental?
Three testimonies from 2017 of how God worked in people’s lives. Mary Ellen – God’s Comfort through loss of a loved one Buck Miller – Learning you can’t outgive God! Jet Bittenbender – His road to accepting Christ as Lord and Savior
Philippians 1:1-11 1. When Paul reflected on the church at Philippi it filled him with joy. Acts 16:11-15 2. Lydia was a ray of hope in an otherwise valley of despair. Acts 16:16-24 3. The spread of the gospel comes with resistance. Acts 16:25-34 4. God showed up on behalf of his ready workers. A church to call home is one in which God is reflected, Jesus is remembered, and his people are filled with the fruit of righteousness.
Sermon 1 – Good debt Baptism unites us with Christ – Romans 6:5 Baptism is for those who believe, repent, and confess – Romans 10:9-10, Acts 2:38 Sermon 2 – Good discipline – 1 Corinthians 9:24-26 Three ways to give: Cash or check when passed Online through your bank Online through our website Always give with a worshipful heart and prayer Consider the vision Sermon 3 – Good decision Ties up generosity – 2 Corinthians 9:6 Reveals our discontentment – How COVID has affected us
What the Bible says about Baptism: Baptism washes away sin. (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16) Baptism comes with the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38) Unites us with Christ. (Romans 6:5) – put this one on screen We put on Christ. (Galatians 3:27) – put this one on screen Baptism enters you into membership of the body of Christ.(1 Corinthians 12:12-13) put this one on screen Baptism saves you. (1 Peter 3:21) – put this one on screen The popular How COVID has affected us
Acts 2:14 – 2:47 “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” (Acts 2:40) The generation ignored God’s Word The generation ignored God’s signs The generation ignored, rejected, and killed the Savior “What should we do?” (2:37) Repent and be baptized Receive the Holy Spirit The people’s response was twofold: (2:42-47) Attended Temple together Met in each other’s homes