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The Joy of Baptism and the Glory of God
Bethlehem

The Joy of Baptism and the Glory of God

The Joy of Baptism and the Glory of God advances the truth that Christians ought to not only understand but also celebrate the doctrine of believer's baptism.

At a Glance

  • Access to 6 lessons of guided inductive Bible study, reading comprehension questions, instructional video and audio clips, discussion questions, integrative assignments, and other content
  • Now includes direct access to Bible study tools at Biblearc.com, an online Bible study program from Bethlehem College & Seminary.
  • Provides a structured and comprehensive introduction to baptism through careful biblical study and reflection on John Piper’s sermons
  • 24/7 access for 3 months to complete the course at your own pace

Beginner

Aproximately 20 hours

More Details

The Joy of Baptism and the Glory of God is a six-week course advancing the truth that Christians ought to not only understand but also celebrate the doctrine of believer’s baptism. The course will assert that baptism is an immersion in water for believers only, and will seek to provide a biblical and theological grounding for a God-centered perspective on baptism. Students will gain a deeper understanding of this issue by closely examining the key biblical passages regarding the issue of baptism, answering provocative questions, and considering sermons and writings from the ministry of John Piper and other theologians.

Course Overview

  • The Deep Waters of the Baptism Debate
  • Baptism, Repentance, and the New Covenant People
  • The Waters of Judgment and the Ark of Christ
  • Under the Water and Out of the Water
  • Baptism, Joy, and the Glory of God

Course Format

A series of 6 lessons that each include an introduction, lesson objectives, inductive Bible study, critical interaction with secondary sources, comprehension questions, video and audio content, and discussion questions if studying with a group.

FAQ

What do I need to take this course?
You will need an internet connection that allows you to view videos and an English version of the Bible (preferably the English Standard Version).

Should I take this course if I already know where I stand on baptism?
There is much debate over the meaning and mode of baptism. Students who take this course will become more aware of the various positions regarding baptism and the unique perspective that Christian Hedonism brings to it. This course will challenge students who have not been baptized as believers by immersion through the study of the Biblical text and the audio and video lectures of John Piper. Those who are already convinced of this doctrine will be further equipped to find greater joy in God through their baptism.  

For what setting was this course designed?
This course can be taken as an independent study but also provides discussion questions and integrative assignments for an informal or formal group study. The course would work well in a rigorous Sunday school environment, as part of a small group study, within a discipleship or training context, or in an academic program.

Can I take this course as a part of a group?
We encourage anyone taking a course from us to do it within a local church context. Churches may use our courses as the theological content for group studies. Questions are included in each lesson to facilitate discussion.  

Instructors

John Piper
Dr. John Piper

Chancellor and Professor of Biblical Exegesis
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org

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John Piper
Dr. John Piper

Chancellor and Professor of Biblical Exegesis
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Founder and Teacher, desiringGod.org