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 29, 2021

Christ Baptizing with the Holy Spirit - Part 1

The Baptisms of Scripture

While John the Baptist baptized with water, he announced that the One coming after him would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. This morning, we begin looking at Christ baptizing with the Holy Spirit, which was initiated on the day of Pentecost as seen in Acts 2. This event was foretold not only by John, but by Jesus Himself, primarily to His apostles the night before He was crucified (John 14-16). Jesus referred to the coming of the Holy Spirit as "the Promise of the Father." The Holy Spirit would be sent from the Father, but it was actually the Lord Jesus who would pour out the Spirit on that day after He was exalted.

Scripture References: Matthew 3:11, John 16:7-15, John 15:26, John 14:16-17, John 7:37-39, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

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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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