Back in 1980 Jimmie Steele preached a sermon about THE DOCTRINE OF BAPTISM at the Karns church. I used the points he made in his material to broadcast that excellent lesson to my listening audience in western Kentucky over WCBL, 99.1 on the FM dial and AM 1290. He made the following points in the study:
(1) The Doctrine of Baptism is a SCRIPTURAL DOCTRINE—It is divinely commanded.
(2) The Doctrine of Baptism is a controversial doctrine among many teachers of the religious world.
(3) Who is the Scriptural subject for baptism?
(4) The Scriptural ELEMENT of baptism, the ONE baptism, is WATER.
(5) The true doctrine of baptism requires ONE mode or method.
(6) Baptism has a scriptural DESIGN or PURPOSE.
(7) All unscripturally taught persons are scriptural subjects STILL for baptism.
Friends, let us make sure that we as individuals have been scripturally taught on the doctrine of baptism. Our souls are too precious for us to be weighed in the balances and found wanting in that final Judgment Day (Rom 14.10-12; 2 Cor 5.10-11; Eccl 12.13-14).
Importance of baptism and ministering to the young and the mature are two topics I received instruction concerning in the school of the walk.
I have spent many years in an organized school environment (actually 12.5 years past high school). I continue to be in school in many ways. One of the ways is that I attend the School of the Walk. I listen to podcasts and other mp3 files as I walk for exercise. Today I had a couple of good classes. One was a class I have enjoyed quite often on Thursdays, for about five years from the podcast: PREACHERS IN TRAINING, by Robert Hatfield. The subject matter was: “Ministering to the Young and the Mature,” with Jacob Rutledge. This podcast is excellent and always helpful to those who carry on the work of a preacher and others whose interests include understanding preaching.
For my second class, I listened to another podcast. This was the regular recording of sermons provided by the West Huntsville church of Christ. The message I heard on “Importance of Baptism,” preached by Dave Miller impressed me. I could use many adjectives to describe how wonderful the message was. It was certainly one of the greatest messages on baptism I have ever heard. It was so well developed; easily understood; powerfully potent with truth; impossible to refute; and, I recommend that you pause what you are doing right now and take a listen: by clicking H-E-R-E.
Please check our SALVATION page on this site. The page contains audio, video and written material which is supportive of this theme of the importance of baptism.