The purpose of this series is to look at the concept of baptism as it is described in the Scriptures. Most people have a very narrow view of baptism that is often based on church traditions rather than the Word of God. Baptism, as it is seen in both the Old and New Testaments, is a much deeper subject; it has great spiritual meaning beyond that of a simple religious ordinance or ritual. When a person hears the word “baptism” their first thought is usually water baptism, but there are many different baptisms spoken of in the Scriptures, most of which do not involve water at all. In this series of lessons, we examine the various baptisms found in the Scriptures to see the origin and meaning of the word, and to understand the importance of the spiritual baptism that places us in Christ in this present dispensation.

These Bible lessons were taught by Pastor Gregg Bing in 2021-2022 during the adult Sunday school class at Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Gregg Bing - August 15, 2021

Water Baptism During Jesus' Ministry

The Baptisms of Scripture

When Jesus began His public ministry, the message He proclaimed was the same as John the Baptist: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" Therefore, it's not surprising that water baptism was a part of His ministry as well, though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but left that work to His disciples. We consider a possible reason why Jesus Himself did not baptize new disciples in water.

Scripture References: Hebrews 10:1-14, Hebrews 9:9-26, John 4:1-3, John 3:22-30, Colossians 2:9-17

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This series of Bible studies examines the many different baptisms found in the Scriptures, looking at the practice and meaning of each. Much focus will be placed on the one baptism that is still in operation today in this present dispensation of God's grace: the baptism by the Holy Spirit that places believers into Christ. These lessons were given during the adult Sunday school class at Grace Bible Church in 2021.

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