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The Keys of the Kingdom - Baptism

February 13, 2022 Speaker: Dr. Dave Berry Series: Ekklesia

Topic: Gospel, Doctrine, Elders, Baptism, Church Scripture: Matthew 16:16–16:19, Matthew 18:17–18:18, Matthew 28:18–28:20

Biblical Summary: The Key of Baptism is exercised by the local church as the public, new covenant naming ceremony that portrays the Gospel, welcoming a new believer by faith, into the membership of that church. 

  1. The Key of baptism is exercised by the local church (Matt 16:16–19; Matt 28:18–20)
  2. As the public, new covenant naming ceremony (Matt 28:19)
  3. That portrays the gospel, welcoming a new believer by faith (Rom 6:3–4; Gal 3:26–27)
  4. Into the membership of that church
  5. 4 concluding thoughts