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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Washing Away Sins

Acts 22:6-16

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Two passages reveal actual meaning of baptism: Acts 2:38, 22:16
    • 2. Three accounts of Saulís conversion: Acts 9:1-19, 22:1-16, 26:1-18
    • 3. Paul before conversion: 1 Timothy 1:15; Acts 26:14-15; 1 Timothy 1:13
    • 4. Paul asks Jesus what to do. Jesus answers: Acts 22:10
  • I. OUR QUESTION
    • A. Was Paul Saved Before Baptism?
      • 1. Paul in same position as those on day of Pentecost: Acts 2:37
      • 2. Paul to be filled with Holy Spirit: Acts 9:17
  • II. WASH AWAY YOUR SINS
    • A. What Does That Mean?
      • 1. Consistent with Acts 2:38
      • 2. Imperative
  • III. HELPS UNDERSTAND OTHER PASSAGES
    • A. Baptism and Washing: 1 Corinthians 6:11; Hebrews 10:22; Ephesians 4:5, 5:26; Titus 3:5
  • IV. CALLING ON HIS NAME
    • A. Why?
      • 1. Background: Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13
      • 2. Early Christians: Acts 9:14, 21; 1 Corinthians 1:2
      • 3. The Name, Jehovah -- Jesus: Acts 9:13-17; Romans 10:9-13; 1 Corinthians 1:2
      • 4. Confession: Romans 10:9-10, 10:13
    • B. What It Meant to Paul
      • 1. Salvation
      • 2. Faith: Romans 10:14
  • Conclusion
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