Sermons on Baptism

Sermon Series on Matthew 26-28

The Great Commission to Make Disciples

The mission of Grace Clovis states: “We exist to transform the people of Clovis by finding, equipping, and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.” This mission really comes from a combination of the Great Commission to make disciples and Paul’s instruction in Ephesians 4: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ… A lot of…

The Baptism of Jesus (Luke 3:21-22)

Introduction Begin with an involving introduction that surfaces need. Use a provocative question, human-interest story, simple assertion, startling statement, a catalog of information, or create a conflict/problem. Review big picture > immediate context. Brief words describe critical event. Read Luke 3:21-22 This text raises several questions: Why was Jesus baptized? Why does Jesus pray? What were the roles of the Spirit and Father? Excellent passage for teaching the doctrine of the Trinity. All three persons participate in the Son’s baptism,…

Evangelizing an Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40)

God grows our faith by providing opportunities to witness to others.God guides Philip throughout this passage. The angel tells Philip where to go (v.26). The Spirit prompts Philip to join the Ethiopian (v.29). And, when the mission was fulfilled the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away (v.39). This is not the story of a man searching for God, but of God searching for a man.