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Home group questions

1. Read Mark 16.16, Acts 2.38 & 22.16; do these passages teach that baptism is essential?

2. If Noah and his family were rescued through the waters of the flood (1 Pet.3.18-22), from what are we rescued through the waters of baptism? What does Peter mean here by ‘baptism’?

3. In baptism we identify with Jesus in his death and resurrection (Rom.6.3-4, Col.2.12); it is also connected with repentance (Acts 2.38). Why was Jesus baptized (Matt.3.14-15)?