Covered: Baptism, 9/30/2018

Pastor Pete Hartwig

Sermon Notes

SLIDE: Covered- Baptism Water & Spirit


Umbrella:  VA BEACH


RECAP:  The cloud, relationally, Face to Face, The garden, Adoption. 

OT to NT… Moses, Adam and Eve,  Moses adoption by God


  1. Meeting a lot of new people. Think of those you have met.

Fascinating… sit and listen, Smile… whoa!   


SLIDE: The person I recently reached out to and asked for help is _________?


help.  2 areas


I went to one’s office

One came to my me.


process, understand and plan of action


I want to introduce you to 2 people. 

in the Bible others sought out for help.


SLIDE: John the Baptist


Mark 1:4-9

And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with[e]water, but he will baptize you with[f] the Holy Spirit.”


last OT prophets: BIG DEAL

BAPTIZO = To immerse.  To saturate.’ To be COVERED




SLIDE:  Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”  – John the Baptist


John the Baptist points in two directions.

Repentance of sin.     Jesus


When John and Jesus meet!


SLIDE:  Mark 1:9-10 At that time Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”


The Trinity shows up –


SLIDE: John the Baptist points to Jesus


What Jesus says about Holy Spirit


SLIDE: “how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”  Luke 11:13

Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit when he teaches on prayer –

SLIDE:  Very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.   John 16:7


Just before Jesus leaves his disciples..


SLIDE: Acts 1:8 “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit overshadows you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  -Jesus Christ


The Holy Spirit is available through Jesus anywhere at anytime


Luke 1:35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will rest upon you (the virgin Mary), and the power (dunamis) of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.



SLIDE: John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit

You met three people this morning!

SLIDE: Repentance of sin, Faith in Jesus, Asking for the Holy Spirit

SLIDE:  Will you ask them for help?


NEXT WEEK:  Ken Elzinga

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