Quarter’s Theme: Discovering Life Foundation
Unit 1 Theme: Knowing Essential Ordinances/Doctrines (Lessons 8-12)
LOYALTY CAMPAIGN MONTHS
Sunday 2/11/ 2014
WATER BAPTISM (PART 2)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 240, 242
Devotional Reading: EPH. 4:1-6
Topic For Adults
CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST
Topic For Youths
FREED FROM SIN
Topic For Intermediates
DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE IN CHRIST
1 Cor. 15:3-4; 12:13-14; Rom. 6:2-7; Gal. 3:27; Lk. 12:8-9
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into His death?
( Rom. 6:3) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Baptism Signifies Death
Before the crucifixion of Jesus, when James, John and their Mother came to Jesus to ask for a privileged position in His kingdom, Jesus asked them if they could drink from the cup He would drink (signifying His suffering) and if they are ready to be baptised with the baptism which He would undergo (signifying His death), to which they answered yes. Jesus then affirmed that they would indeed suffer and die for His sake but the position is for those that the Father had decided to give it to. In essence, Jesus Himself affirmed that baptism symbolises death and anyone that has undergone it is dead to sin, the flesh and the world.
Point of Emphasis: At baptism, you are dead with Christ.
Prayer Point: Help me Lord to be dead to sin, the flesh and the world.