Modern Liturgy: The Liturgy of Baptism (6.26.16)

Discussion Questions

1. What does it mean for Christians to be “weird” in the wrong things, and not “weird” in the right things? Read 1 Peter 2:9 in the KJV. What does it mean that we are a peculiar people?

2. Why is it common for people to believe that baptism is a saving act? What is the danger in believing that baptism is a saving act?

3. Read Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38. If baptism is so closely associated with salvation, is it dangerous for someone to delay baptism after salvation? Why or why not?

4. How would you explain baptism to someone who is not a Christian or is a new Christian?

5. Read Acts 8:26-40. What can we learn about baptism from this story?

6. Why is baptism considered a starting point and not an ending point? Read Matthew 28:19-20 for a hint.

7. Why do you think people need to be reminded to celebrate baptism? What other things do Christians fail to celebrate?

8. How should we use baptism as part of our modern liturgy?