Author: Ron Graham
This selection of lessons is about baptism. It is not water but the blood of Christ that washes us from sin. However it is in water baptism that, having believed in Christ, repented of sins, and confessed Christ, we enter into his death, receive the forgiveness of sins through his blood, and receive the Holy Spirit so that we might rise up from baptism to walk in new life.
➤ Baptism Into Christ —The fifth step to salvation is being buried with Christ by baptism into his death.
➤ Is Baptism Immersion? —In this lesson we study what is sometimes called the form or action of baptism.
➤ Baby Baptism —Examines the question of whether babies should be baptized. Looks at the state of innocence, the question of nature, and the steps of obedience that accompany baptism.
➤ Life Changing Words —The Queen’s treasurer from Ethiopia had been to worship in Jerusalem. As he sat in his chariot on his way home, travelling the lonely road, he was reading from the book of Isaiah. The passage he was reading when Philip ran up to his chariot and greeted him, was Isaiah 53:7-8.
➤ Buried With Christ —Exposition of Romans 6:17-18. About faith’s power (by grace) to liberate from enslavement to sin and then progress to full establishment in Christ.
➤ The Dying Thief —The story of the dying thief on the cross does not teach us how to become a Christian.
➤ Baptism and the Greek Word “eis”—An uncomplicated study of the argument about the Greek word eis. Does it mean “in order to receive forgiveness” or “because you have received forgiveness” in Acts 2:38?
➤ WORDS Baptism Defined —On simplybible.com certain technical or special words in the Bible are studied and explained in our glossary. Each lesson provides a word family, definitions, Greek and Hebrew references, a scripture chain, comments, and links to related lessons.
➤ Do You Not Know? —This lesson is about baptism, especially Paul’s challenging question, “Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:3).