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Repent and Be Baptized

Repent and Be Baptized

preached September 30, 2012
added May 1, 2013
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topics Baptism, Obedience
type Sermon
id 2900

As we look through the book of Acts, we see that as Jesus' followers obeyed the Lord's command to make disciples of all nations, people believed in in the Lord Jesus and were baptized without delay. Baptism portrays in a visible way what Christ has performed for us, and it is a tangible sign of our commitment to following him. Why, then, would a Christian hesitate to be baptized?

Fellowship and Freedom

Fellowship and Freedom

preached May 20, 1984
added September 17, 2011
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scripture Colossians 2:11-15
topics Baptism, Forgiveness, Jesus Christ
type Sermon
id 1046

What is circumcision? Do you have uncircumcised lips and ears? Paul reminds the Colossian church that circumcision is performed by Christ, not by man and explains what baptism means. After coming to faith, believers are baptized as a symbol of one dying with Christ. The old has gone and the new has come and we have freedom in Christ. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, as Jesus came and fulfilled the Law and turned the cross into a picture of triumph as the final destruction of evil.

Do You Love the Lord Jesus?

Do You Love the Lord Jesus?

added July 31, 2011
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scripture John 14:15-26
topics Baptism, Faith, Jesus Christ, Obeying God, Salvation
type Sermon
id 1015

Jesus asked Peter three times “Do you love me?” Today before we can answer the question, we must understand the definition of loving Jesus. Believing in God or being religious does not make one a Christian. So how do we know if we truly love Jesus? Jesus provides a self- examination into our hearts based on personal relationship and obedience to our Saviors commands. Do you love the Lord Jesus?

Pathway to Baptism

Pathway to Baptism

preached August 23, 2009
added August 23, 2009
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scripture Acts 2:32
topic Baptism
type Sermon
id 2695
Seven Marks Of An Effective Church

Seven Marks Of An Effective Church

added February 1, 2007
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scripture Acts 2:42-47
topics Baptism, The Church, Evangelism, Prayer, Worship
type Series
id 22401

What makes a church effective? Is it having a functional building, excellent worship music, a vibrant youth program or a teaching ministry? Our answers may vary, but the burgeoning church in the book of Acts clearly provides us with seven elements to which every church should strive. These marks include: The Apostle’s Teaching, Fellowship, The Sacraments, Prayer, Mutual Care, Worship, and Continuous Evangelism. No church will ever master all of these elements, but they should be the marks to which church leaders are guiding their people. Is your church on the right course? If your searching for church in which ...

About 12 Almost Christians

About 12 Almost Christians

preached May 22, 2005
added May 22, 2005
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scripture Acts 19:1-10
topics Assurance of Salvation, Baptism, Biblical Figures, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Regeneration/New Birth, Repentance, Salvation
type Sermon
id 2451

Not everyone who professes to be a Christian is truly a follower of Jesus Christ, regardless of the Christian language they use or the Christian activities in which they participate. These “almost Christians” always try their best, struggling to do for themselves what God, in His grace, has already accomplished. In this study of Acts 19:1-10, Alistair Begg discusses the identifying marks of genuine conversion and the evidence of the Spirit’s work in the Christian experience.

What Is the Church?

What Is the Church?

added January 1, 2002
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topics Baptism, Church Leadership, The Church, Evangelism, The Lord's Supper, Worship
type Series
id 23901

Who or what is the church? Some might think there are more pressing issues to address in today’s world, but there’s no question that the word ‘church’ conjures up all kinds of images. Indeed it is a word which is very often misunderstood. Many believe it to relate simply to a building, or perhaps to a certain group of people identifying themselves as members of the clergy. Some view the church as an object of mistrust, a place of hypocrisy, or perhaps just as a place for old ladies or those who like to sing in choirs - in other ...

The Sacraments

The Sacraments

preached November 2, 1997
added November 2, 1997
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scripture Acts 2:42-47
topic Baptism
type Sermon
id 1957

Observing communion and baptism are biblical instructions that believers are obligated to obey. The breaking of bread was instituted by Christ and therefore is not optional. Observing the sacraments is a testament to what God, through Christ, has accomplished in our lives. The sacraments are a visible portrayal of redemption and a means through which we are strengthened.

The Biblical Basis For Baptism

The Biblical Basis For Baptism

preached February 21, 1993
added February 21, 1993
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scripture Acts 2:36-47
topic Baptism
type Sermon
id 1663

What does it mean to be baptized? Who should be baptized? Who should not be baptized? Alistair Begg answers these questions and instructs all who profess faith in Christ to be baptized. It is in baptism that new believers symbolically convey their union with Christ. It is not just a casual affair or a formality, but an expression that the believer’s life is changed and forever belongs Christ.