Those are not my people-Part III

Series: Those Are Not My People

Title: Part 3 (Baptism Weekend)

Date: September 24-25, 2016

Speaker: Phil Vaughan


Big Idea:

Baptism Weekend – Jesus Sets Us Free

Passage: Matthew 3:13-17; Romans 6:1-11

Discuss It:

·       What are some initiation rites or affiliation procedures that you have seen some organizations or groups use with new members?

·       Read Matthew 3:13-17

·       How did John react to Jesus’ request? (v. 14)

·       How did Jesus respond to John’s reluctance? (v. 15)

·       What did God the Father say about Jesus? (v. 17)

·       Why do you think John felt awkward about baptizing Jesus?

·       Why do you think Jesus, having never sinned, wanted to get baptized?

·       If you have been baptized, what led up to you deciding to get baptized

·       If you have been baptized, what stands out to you and what do you remember about that time?

·       Read Romans 6:1-11

·       What does baptism symbolize about our relationship to Jesus (v. 2-4)

·       How does being united with Jesus through His death change our relationship to sin? (v. 7)

·       In what ways is a Christian truly free?

Apply It:

·       What is the one thing you need to take away from this study?

·       What will help you remember it?


·       Is there anything that needs to change in your thinking, actions, or relationships as a result?