We must be reborn to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Do you believe:
1. Jesus is the Son of God?
2. He died on the cross for your sins?
3. He rose from the dead?
God made Jesus both Lord (master) and Christ (savior). He cannot be your savior if he is not your master.
The people were “cut to the heart” – they had godly sorrow – and asked Peter what they should do. He told them to:
2. Be baptized
Then they receive:
1. Forgiveness of their sins (salvation)
2. The Holy Spirit
Baptism is a participation in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
Baptism is not a symbol. The floodwater from Noah’s time symbolizes baptism. Baptism saves.