The Significance of Baptism

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Mark 1:9-13

Discussion Questions

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Have you been baptized by immersion? As an infant?


  1. Read Matthew 28:16-20. What role does baptism play with making disciples?
  2. Read Acts 9:1-19. How was Paul saved? When was he baptized? Discuss the sequence.
  3. The word “baptize” in Greek means “to cover, dip, or immerse.” Discuss the significance.
  4. Why is baptism by immersion important? Is it a matter of obedience for a Christian? Why?
  5. Read Matthew 3:13-17. Describe Jesus’ baptism. Where and how was He baptized?
  6. Read Acts 2:29-39. Discuss the sequence of “Repent and be baptized.” Why is baptism second?
  7. Read Acts 8:26-40. Where was the Ethiopian baptized? How was he baptized?
  8. Is there any record of toddlers or infants being baptized in the New Testament?
  9. Read Ephesians 2:8-9. Is baptism necessary to be saved? Why or why not?


Have you been saved according to the Bible? Have you been baptized by immersion? If not, when?

Posted on February 9, 2014 and filed under Special Services.