Sermon - Baptism

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Baptism:

A Burial Service and a Wedding Service Baptism

A Time of Overlap:

The First Generation of Believers The Shift The State Church Restoration of Believers’ Baptism Today = A Time of Overlap A Time of Overlap

Illustration 1 - Burial:

Illustration 1 - Burial

Romans 6: 1-4:

“ What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning, so that grace may increase?  2  By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?  3  Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death?  4  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6: 1-4

Illustration 2 – Wedding Service:

Illustration 2 – Wedding Service

Baptism as Covenant:

The Greek word for covenant = diatheke Baptism is a covenant ceremony Symbolism tends to be “backward looking” Covenant is “forward looking” It is a pledge of faithfulness – a promise to follow Jesus Baptism as Covenant

A Tale of Two Stories:

A Baptism in India A Tale of Two Stories

A Tale of Two Stories:

A Martyrdom in the Netherlands A Tale of Two Stories

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