>We just did topical exegetical sermons in my preaching class. Now we have to take that same topical exegetical sermon and practice incorporating media next time. I need some help! Any creative ideas for this sermon? I’m preaching on the importance of baptism as a central Christian practice. We can use video, props, you name it. Thanks.
Point 1 – Believers are initiated in the Church through baptism, 1 Cor. 12:13.
13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Point 2 – Believers have victory over sin because of baptism, Rom. 6:3-6.
3Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
Point 3 – Treat baptism as the central Christian practice that it is, Matt. 28:19-20a. (Audience is a bunch of guys about to go into ministry).
19″Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;