Basic Christianity 4 -- Why Bother With Baptism?

7th October, 2018

Basic Christianity 4 -- Why Bother With Baptism?

A sermon preached on 7th October, 2018, as part of our Basic Christianity. series.

Matthew 3:13-17

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Reading is Matthew 3:13-17, with references to Acts 16:33, Rom 6:1-11, Col 2:12, Matt 10:32-33, Rom 10:9, Matt 28:19-20 ("The Great Commission"), and various verses in Acts.

About the Speaker

Phil Marsden

Phil Marsden

Phil received his call to full-time ministry as a child and since the age of 19 has served with Youth For Christ, the Baptist Missionary Society and several large churches before taking up his present role as Ministry Team Leader at Central Baptist Church. Phil’s a visionary leader with a heart to share the good news of Jesus and to see the church grow.

Basic Christianity.



What is baptism?

Who can be baptised?

Why should we be baptised?

When should we be baptised?

Why don’t we always get baptised straight away?

Where should we get baptised?

Why do we usually do baptisms in church?

Jesus gave us two key ordinances…

  1. Communion: To remember Christ’s death for us
  2. Water baptism: To remember our death for Christ

Baptism is an appropriate, biblical and God given response to the Gospel

So “what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptised and wash your sins away!” (Ac 22:16)