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How to Walk in the New Life - The Baptism No One Told Me About

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
May 6, 2023

The Baptism No One Told Me About
May 6, 2023

Hebrews 6:1-3
Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.

There Is A Baptism No One Seems To Talk About

The Baptism Into The Body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:13
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

Baptism of Water
*Matthew 28:19*
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Ephesians 4:4-6
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Baptism In The Holy Spirit
It’s In Every Gospel

Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mark 1:8
I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

Luke 3:16
John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

John 1:33
I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’

The Life of Jesus

Matthew 3:16
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Is Jesus Our Example?
Do You Want To Be Like Jesus?
Was Jesus Baptized In The Holy Spirit?

Salvation (Unnecessary)
Water Baptized
Spirit Baptized

Salvation (New Birth)
Water Baptism
Spirit Baptism

1 Corinthians 10:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud (SPIRIT), all passed through the sea (WATER), all were baptized into Moses (DELIVER) in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

Israel’s Deliverance
Salvation – Blood of the Lamb Over The Door Post
Water Baptism – Crossing of the Red Sea
Spirit Baptism – They Lived and Were Led From Under The Cloud Day and Night

1 John 5:6-8
This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

Salvation – New Creation
Water Baptism – The Flesh Is Cut Off
Baptism of the Holy Spirit – Receive The Power To Walk In New Life

If We Are Going To Live A Supernatural Life We Need Supernatural Power

Last Words Of Jesus

Luke 24:49
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.

Acts 1:4-5
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Could It Be The Church Does Not Have The Power It Needs Because It Has Rejected The Person It Needs Most?

The Early Church

Acts 8:5-17
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city. But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time. But when they believed Philip (SALVATION) as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. (WATER BAPTISM) Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done. Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. (SPIRIT BAPTISM) For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 19:1-7
And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples (SAVED) he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (WATER) And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them (SPIRIT), and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Now the men were about twelve in all.

God’s Power Came After The Spirit Baptism
In Jesus
In The Early Church
In My Own Life

Do You Need This Third Baptism?
It’s Not Required For Salvation
It’s Not A Demand
It Starts With A Desire