Why Baptism? – Northwest Bible Church

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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Why Baptism?

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Baptism is an outward display and celebration of your inward decision to trust and follow Christ. It’s also a step of obedience and allows a Christ follower to communicate to the world their commitment to Christ. In Scripture, we see that people were baptized after they made a decision to follow Christ. In this message, we’ll discuss why baptism is a key step in every Christians relationship with Jesus.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

Matthew 3:13–17Mark 1:9-11Luke 3:21–22

Take Away / Application

Baptism is a stepping stone to publicly celebrate a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. For those who have been baptized, share when and where you were baptized.
  2. How did you relationship with Christ change after baptism?
  3. Belief always precedes baptism. Share about the moment you believed in Jesus Christ? What does “believing” in Jesus Christ mean? Read Romans 10:9–10, 1 Corinthians 15:1–4.
  4. What’s one new thing you learned about baptism from this message?
  5. Do you feel prepared to share about baptism with someone who has questions? What would that conversation sound like? Share with your group.
  6. If you haven’t been baptized what is holding you back. Honestly and lovingly discuss with your group.


Please pray for relational opportunities to personally invest in people in Jesus name. Pray for opportunities to invite people to Easter service and may that invite go beyond just one Sunday.

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Scripture Reference

Luke, Mark, Matthew


Baptism, Immersion, Jesus, Salvation