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Port Hueneme church of Christ


One Baptism and Unity

Ephesians 4:1-6

by Mason French


  • Introduction
  • I. JESUS COMMANDED ONE BAPTISM
    • A. The Action of the One Baptism
      • 1. A birth (John 3:3-5; I Peter 1:23)
      • 2. A burial (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-38)
      • 3. A washing (Hebrews 10:22; Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:5)
  • II. THE PURPOSE OF THE ONE BAPTISM
    • A. To Be Saved (Mark 16:16)
    • B. For Remission of Sins
    • C. To Wash Away Sins (Acts 22:16)
  • III. THE DESIGN OF THE ONE BAPTISM
    • A. Puts Into Death of Christ (Romans 6:3-4)
      • 1. Reconciled by his death (Romans 5:10)
      • 2. Accomplished only through His death (Hebrews 9:26)
    • B. Puts One Into Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13)
      • 1. Body is church (Ephesians 1:21-23; Colossians 1:18)
      • 2. Why important to be in body
        • a. Headship over body (Ephesians 1:22)
        • b. Spirit in body (James 2:26; Romans 8:9)
        • c. Blood in body (I John 1:7-8)
        • d. Membership in body (I Corinthians 12:27)
    • C. Puts One Into Christ (Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:26-27)
      • 1. All spiritual blessings in Christ (Ephesians 1:3; II Timothy 2:10)
      • 2. No spiritual blessings outside Christ
    • D. Puts One Into Name of Christ (Matthew 28:19)
  • Conclusion
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