Most people assume that water baptism is something that Christians should still practice today, but they certainly don’t agree as to who, how, or why it should be practiced. The Apostle Paul, our apostle for this present dispensation of grace, declares in Ephesians 4:3-6 that one aspect of the unity of the Spirit is that there is only one baptism. In this brief series, we examine what Paul meant by this and how it affects our understanding of the place of baptism in God’s purpose for His people.

These Bible messages on the One Baptism were preached by Pastor Gregg Bing in 2006-2007 during the morning worship services at Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Gregg Bing - February 16, 2020

Israel, Gentiles, the Church - Part 4

Dispensational Distinctions

It is almost universally accepted that the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 marked the birthday of the Church, the Body of Christ. However, a careful look at the early chapters of this book shows clearly that the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the 12 apostles was initially limited to the Jews. In fact, they were offered the restoration of their promised kingdom if they, as a nation, would repent. Sadly, the people, led by their religious rulers, did not repent, but continued in their rejection of Christ. Once again, the truth concerning the Church, the Body of Christ, remained a mystery, hidden in God.

Scripture References: Acts 1:1-26, Acts 7:51-58, Acts 3:1-26, Acts 2:1-36

From Series: "Dispensational Distinctions"

An examination of dispensational distinctions which need to be made in order to understand the Bible. Distinctions such as Israel vs the Gentiles vs the Church; Law vs Grace; Prophecy vs Mystery; the Twelve vs Paul; and many more.

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