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Sermon Starter - Water Baptism and the Holy Spirit

Water Baptism and the Holy Spirit Key Verse: Acts 8:15 I. Philip baptized believers and unbelievers with water. A. Many in Samaria were baptized after hearing Philip preach about Christ and believing “the things concerning the kingdom of God” (Acts 8:12). B. Among them was Simon the magician who had been influencing the people in that region with his magic. Although Simon claimed to be a believer, his heart had not yet been enlightened by the Holy Spirit. II. The apostles responded to the situation. A. After hearing “that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John” (Acts 8:14). B. The Apostles’ concern was that the believers receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:15, 17), the sign of true acceptance by God (Matt. 3:11; Acts 10:44–48). III. Water baptism is invalid without the Holy Spirit. A. The believers’ faith was confirmed and their salvation made sure when they received the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:17; 2 Cor. 1:21, 22;…

Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 | PENTECOST ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST YEAR A Old Testament Isaiah 55:1–5 Old Testament Genesis 41:41–49 (Supplemental) Psalm Psalm 42–43 New Testament Romans 8:35–39 New Testament 1 Timothy 4:4, 5 (Supplemental) Gospel Matthew 14:13–21 Christian Worship Three Year Lectionary (With Supplemental Lectionary) (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 | TRINITY TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY Old Testament Jeremiah 8:4–12 or Jeremiah 7:1–11 Psalm Psalm 92 Epistle Romans 9:30–10:4 or 1 Corinthians 12:1–11 Gospel Luke 19:41–48 Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 17 YEAR A Old Testament Exodus 3:1–15 Psalm Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c (UMH 828) New Testament Romans 12:9–21 Gospel Matthew 16:21–28 Vanderbilt Divinity Library, United Methodist Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Christian Worship One Year Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 | PENTECOST ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Old Testament Daniel 9:15–18 Psalm Psalm 51 New Testament 1 Corinthians 12:1–11 Gospel Luke 19:41–48 Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST PROPER 17 YEAR A Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament Exodus 3:1–15 Psalm Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Jeremiah 15:15–21 Psalm Psalm 26:1–8 New Testament Romans 12:9–21 Gospel Matthew 16:21–28 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A First Reading Jeremiah 20:7–9 Response Psalm 63:2b Psalm Psalm 63:2–6, 8–9 Second Reading Romans 12:1–2 Gospel Acclamation Ephesians 1:17–18 Gospel Matthew 16:21–27 Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).