1. Matthew 7:13-24
    NOTE: God's warning regarding false prophets and the importance of being a doer and not just a hearer of the Word.

  2. Matthew 16:15-19
    NOTE: Peter was given the "keys of the kingdom" because of his revelation of who Jesus Christ was.
  3. Other "Great Commission" scriptures
    NOTE: In Matthew 28:18-20 the word "name" is singular in this command to baptize. The Apostles obeyed this command when they baptized only in the name of Jesus, and did not use the titles mentioned here. (See Acts 4:12).  Mark 16:15-18. The importance of water baptism and the signs following believers.
  4. Matthew 16:15-19
    NOTE: Peter, who was given the "keys of the kingdom", uses them to open the "kingdom door" by preaching the original apostolic message of salvation for the first time.
  5. Acts 8:35-39
    NOTE: Philip must have mentioned baptism when he preached Jesus to the Eunuch, because the Eunuch asked to be baptized in water. The Greek word for baptize is "bapto", which literally means "to cover wholly with fluid, to dip"                                 
    (also see Romans 6:3-4).

  6. Acts 10:34-43
    NOTE: Peter preached the life and lordship of Jesus Christ as well as His death, burial and resurrection.
  7. 1 Peter 3:20-21
    NOTE: According to Peter, baptism is an essential part of the plan of salvation.
   We encourage you to read through the Gospels, Acts and Epistles in detail ... and continue to walk, "... Into His marvelous light"!
 
©1987 By Kirk Bates, Al Gossan, Jr. and Galen Walters
Revised for internet reading.