The One Baptism (Acts 18:24-19:7)

The One Baptism Acts 18:24-19:7

Acts 18:24-19:7

I. Apollos, Aquila, and Priscilla

    A. Apollos, educated and eloquent, “knew only the baptism of John” (Acts 18:24-26a; Mark 1:4; Matthew 3:7-8)
    B. Aquila and Priscilla corrected him privately (Acts 18:26b)
    C. Apollos was corrected and continued his work for the Lord (Acts 18:27-28)

II. Paul and the Ephesians

    A. “Into John’s baptism” (Acts 19:1-4; Matthew 3:1-2; Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19)
    B. Their reaction to Paul’s teaching: humble obedience (Acts 19:5)
    C. The gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:6-7; Mark 16:20; 1 Corinthians 13:8-10)

III. “Do I need to be rebaptized?”

    A. Infant baptism
    B. Sprinkling or pouring (Romans 6:3-5)
    C. Going along with the crowd/trying to please others
    D. Viewed as unnecessary/unessential (1 Peter 3:21)
    E. Baptized into a church/fellowship that operates contrary to New Testament authority (2 Timothy 2:10; Galatians 3:27)

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