Forty Short Homilies on Infant Baptism
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Forty Short Homilies on Infant Baptism

About the Book

There are many lengthy books on baptism, but very few brief introductions to the subject. Since each chapter of this book is a transcript of a short baptism homily delivered by Pastor Kayser at his church, this book provides forty brief introductions to the subject of baptism. Because these were all preached before the same congregation, they tend to build upon each other and complement each other, but each homily is self-contained.

About the Author

Phillip Kayser
Phillip Kayser

Phillip Kayser has degrees in education, theology, and philosophy. Ordained in 1987, he currently serves as Senior Pastor of Dominion Covenant Church, a Presbyterian (CPC) church in Omaha, Nebraska. He also serves as Professor of Ethics at Whitefield Theological Seminary and President of the Providential History Festival.

Pastor Kayser has spoken at over 50 conferences in the last 10+ years, such as the National Council of Family Integrated Churches conference and the Generations Shepherds Conference. He also helps churches and church plants with problem solving.

Most of his sermons are online, along with many other booklets, blog posts, and other valuable resources at

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The gap this book is seeking to fill
    • What this book is not
  • 1. Galatians 3:26-4:2
  • 2. Luke 1:59-66
    • Introduction — Connection of baptism to circumcision
    • Meditation
    • Vows
    • Chart comparing circumcision and baptism
  • 3. Stewardship
  • 4. Promises for Children 1
  • 5. Covenant Succession
  • 6. Scripture Collage
  • 7. Survey 1
  • 8. Genesis 17
  • 9. Joel 2:28-29
  • 10. Promises for Children 2
  • 11. Revelation 21:10-14
  • 12. Genesis 17
  • 13. Adult Baptism
  • 14. 1 Corinthians 7:13-16
  • 15. 1 Corinthians 7:14
  • 16. Mode of Baptism 1
  • 17. Mode of Baptism 2
  • 18. Numbers 6:22-27
  • 19. Family Promises
  • 20. Dedication
  • 21. Genesis 3
  • 22. Set Apart for God
  • 23. On Families 1
  • 24. On Families 2
  • 25. Covenant Promises and Responsibilities
  • 26. Acts 2:38-39
  • 27. John the Baptizer 1
  • 28. John the Baptizer 2
  • 29. Isaiah 44:1-5
  • 30. Sign and Seal 1
  • 31. Sign and Seal 2
  • 32. Galatians 3:27-4:2
  • 33. Acts 16:14-15
  • 34. Children in the Covenant
  • 35. Two Pillars of Infant Baptism
  • 36. 1 Corinthians 7:14
  • 37. Matthew 28:16-20
  • 38. New Members
  • 39. Covenant Sign
  • 40. Full Sermon on Baptizing Nations — Joshua 5
    • Conversion of Nations
    • Baptism Replaces Circumcision and the Lord’s Supper Replaces Passover
    • The Sign of Circumcision
    • The blessings of circumcision parallel the many blessings of baptism
  • 41. About the author
    • About the book
  • Notes

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