Be Baptized

LOOK BACK (1/3 of your time)


Share a meal, or refreshment. Go around the group and introduce yourselves and talk through a “Get to know you” question.


  1. How did you obey?
  2. Who did you train?
  3. Did You share your story, or God's story with anyone?

Share the Simple Church Vision using the handout (click here for pdf)

LOOK UP (1/3 of your time)

Read Acts 2:36-47 to cast vision for being church together.

Read the Command: In Matthew 28:19, Jesus says…

Tell the Story of Phillip and the New Believer from Acts 8:26-39

Retell the story together.

Read the story aloud.


Pray then use the Sword Bible Study Method to discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our lives.


Practice retelling the story or the 3-Circles.

Explore More:

  1. What is “Baptism”?Romans 6:3-4 -Baptism is a symbol of our life, death and resurrection. It also means that we have died to our old life and been raised to a new life with Jesus.
  2. Why should we be baptized? Matthew 3:13-15 - Jesus received baptism, so should we. Receiving baptismmeans we have identified Jesus as our Lord.
  3. Who should be baptized?Acts 2:38 - Everyone who repents and believes.
  4. How should we be baptized?Matthew 3:16 - Jesus went down into the water.

LOOK Forward (1/3 of your time)

OBEY - TRAIN - SHARE (never skip)

Have everyone in the group pray for the spirit to show them how to answer these questions, then make commitments, write the commitments down and share commitments with the group each week.

  1. How will you obey this passage?
  2. With who will you share your story or God's story with?


Pray and ask God to prepare the hearts of the people who will be hearing about Jesus this week. Ask him to give you the strength to be obedient to your commitments.