Household Baptisms

December 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Acts 16:31-34 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Dec. 8, 2019 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 16:31-34

Household Baptisms

Intro

A. OBSERVATIONS ON THE MEANING OF “HOUSEHOLD.”

1. May or may not include babies. 1 Tim. 3:4-5; Mt. 10:36; Mk. 6:4; Lk. 12:52.

2. It is not unusual for entire households to believe in Christ. Jn. 4:53; Acts 10:2.

B. PASSAGES DEALING WITH HOUSEHOLD BAPTISMS:

1. The household of the Philippian Jailor (Acts 16:32-34).

a. in v. 32 the entire household heard the word of the Lord.

b. in v. 34 the household either believed or rejoiced, or both

2. The household of Lydia (Acts 16:14-15).

3. The household of Crispus (Acts 18:8).

4. The household of Stephanas (1 Cor. 1:16; 16:15).

C. CONTINUITY OR DISCONTINUITY

1. The word “new” in new covenant is both kainos - new in quality (Heb. 8:8); and neos - new in time (Heb. 12:24).

2. The new covenant is not a mixed covenant with both saved and lost. Ezek. 36:26-27; Jer. 31:31- 34; 32:40.

3. New Covenant children are spiritual. Isa. 53:10; Lk. 8:19-21; Gal. 3:7, 16; Rom. 9:6-8.

4. What about 1 Cor. 7:14 and Acts 2:39?

5. Baptism is commanded only for disciples only. Mt. 28:18-20.

D. REMEMBER YOUR BAPTISM

Conclusion