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Digging Deeper – Step Into New Life, from 071821

KEY SCRIPTURE

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19 NLT
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. Have you been baptized? What was your experience?
2. What was your understanding of baptism in the environment you grew up in?
3. How do you think Noah’s experience with the ark and flood was like a baptism?
4. Read Matthew 3:1-17 and John 3:22-4:2. Baptism was a public declaration of a brand new association for Jesus and John the Baptist. Why did Jesus consider it important for people to be baptized (Matthew 28:19)?
5. What is the connection between baptism and salvation? Is baptism necessary for salvation?
6. There are three main styles of baptism: Sprinkling, Pouring, and Dunking. Is the method of baptism important? Why or why not? Are there situations where one form of baptism might make more sense than another?THINK IT THROUGH
Consider all the people all over the world who have been baptized over the last two thousand years. How does it make you feel when you realize you are connected in this way, not only with Christ but also with Christians all over the world and throughout history?

NEXT STEPS
What will you do? If you’re ready to take the next step in your faith and are ready to be baptized, text the word “Baptism” to 307-224-4404, and a pastor will contact you.