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Repentance. Starting Down The Right Path. Realizing the Need. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy - Pro 28:13 Confess or Cover? Forsake or defend? Mercy or Judgement ?. What does the Bible Say?.

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Starting Down The Right Path

realizing the need

Realizing the Need

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:

But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy - Pro 28:13

Confess or Cover?

Forsake or defend?

Mercy or Judgement?

what does the bible say

What does the Bible Say?

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. – Lu. 13:3

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; -Acts 3:19

believing the need

Believing the Need

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

JL 2:12-13

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. –Ps 119:2

Trust in the LORD with all thineheart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

get on your knees and pray

Get on your Knees and Pray

The only way to repent is to talk with God through prayer.

Open your heart and be honest, remember he knows ALL

This isn’t just a means to an end

turn around

Turn Around

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. -2Ch 7:14

Definition of REPENT

intransitive verb


: to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life


a : to feel regret or contrition

b : to change one's mind

living repentance

Living Repentance

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. – Eze 18:21

But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. – Acts 26:20

Paul said “I die Daily” – 1Cor. 15:31

topic summary

Topic Summary

Realizing the Need

Believing the Need

Getting on your knees before God

Changing your life’s path

Living a life of Repentance



A Closer look at what Baptism is and it’s necessity

Created by: Brad Townsend

  • Greek Definitions

- Bapto:

To cover wholly with fluid, to dip Strong's Greek 911

- Baptizo:

Ceremonial ablution (washing), to baptize,

wash Strong’s Greek 907

jewish history
Jewish History
  • Sacramental ceremony for purification and removal of sin
  • Initiation rite
  • Required for all Jews in order to preserve state of purity Jn 11:55, Ac 21:24-27
  • Required by John the Baptist Mt 3
    • Jesus had to be baptized
is baptism really necessary to be saved
Is Baptism really necessary to be saved?
  • Saved eight souls saved by water, even Baptism doth also now save us1Pet 3:20-21
  • He that Believeth and is baptized shall be saved Mk 16:16
  • Jesus said except a man be born of water and spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GodJn 3:5
  • He commanded them to be baptized in the name of the LordAc 10:48
  • Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord Ac 22:16
  • For as many of you have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ Ga 3:27
formula for success
Formula for Success
  • Historically a formula for baptism has always been required for Christian initiation
  • Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy GhostAc 2:38
    • Referred to as the “Christological Formula”
    • Numerous references in the scriptures support calling on the name of Jesus when baptizing
    • Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of God, and this is the formula he recited when asked
  • Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Mt 28:19
    • Referred to as the “Triune Formula”
    • Developed as a Baptismal formula in response to the fourth and fifth century controversies over the nature of God
what s in a name
What’s in a name?
  • Why do we Baptize in the name of Jesus?
    • We are commanded toAc 2:38, Ac 4:12, Ac 22:16
      • Remission of sins are found in his name Ac 2:38, 1Pet 3:20
    • Jesus’ name holds all the power
      • We heal and do miracles in his name Ac 3:6
      • Do not take thy Lords name in Vain Ex 20:7
      • The name above every name Phil 2:9-10
    • That is who we are “initiated” intoGa 3:27-29
    • His people are called by HIS name2Chr 7:14
scriptural examples
Scriptural Examples
  • Because of the name of Jesus Christ Ac 2:38
    • Some manuscripts have “In” rather than because, but theologians believe “In” is the inferior reading.
  • Into the name of the Lord Jesus Ac 8:16, 19:5
  • In the name of Jesus Christ Ac 10:48
  • Baptized into the name of Paul? 1 Cor 1:13
    • Paul pointing out the importance of name in baptism
  • You are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ 1 Cor 6:11
water spirit or both
Water? Spirit? Or Both?
  • BOTH!
    • I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost Mk 1:8
    • Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God Jn3:5
    • Ye are justified in the name of Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God1 Cor 6:11
    • Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his Rom 8:9
    • Christ In youCol 1:27
takeaway points
Takeaway Points
  • Baptism means to cover wholly, dip
  • Initiation rite, without which Jews were not allowed into the Temple
  • Necessary for Salvation, identifies us with our savior Jesus
  • The Baptismal formula may differ in construct, but the name of Jesus must be included
  • Water and Spirit baptism equal new birth experience