SERMON NOTES 6.21.20

I Love My Church - Baptism

Ephesians 4:1-6

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 

Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 

Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 

For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.

There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all.

 

John Hendee “It’s all about Relationship”

1. FAITH = I’VE FOUND THE ONE I NEED

 

Matthew 16:15-16

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

2. LOVE = LOVE THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH.

 

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

3. SUBMIT = IN LOVE, I SUBMIT MYSELF TO JESUS

 

Matthew 7:22

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”

4. CONFESS = TELL OTHERS OF MY DECISION

 

Romans 10:9-10

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.

Faith / Love / Submit or Repent / Tell or Confess

5. IMMERSION = A LINE IN WATER

 

Acts 2:38

Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

 

 

Acts 18:7-8

Then he left and went to the home of Titius Justus, a Gentile who worshiped God and lived next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and everyone in his household believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also heard Paul, became believers, and were baptized.

6. ENJOY = DELIGHT IN KNOWING AND SERVING THE LORD!!!

 

COMMUNION

 

Acts 2:42 and 47

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper, and to prayer.

… all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.