Baptism: Leaving the Old and Entering the New

—Romans 6:3–11

  • Andrew Fountain – Nov 18, 2018

Goal

  • To explain baptism, and to encourage and empower all of us as we get hold of it’s true meaning.

Outline

  1. Joined to Jesus in his death
  2. Joined to Jesus in his resurrection
  3. So whay get wet?

Romans 6 —Death to the old

  1. We know that our old self was crucified with him
    in order that the body of sin would no longer dominate us,
    so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
  2. (For someone who has died has been freed from sin.)

Romans 6 —Raised in the new

  1. Now if we have died with Christ,
          we believe that we will also live with him.
  2. We know that since Christ has been raised from the dead,
          he is never going to die again;
          death no longer has power over him.
  3. For the death he died, he died to sin once for all,
          but the life he lives, he lives to God.
  4. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin,
          but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Luke 15

  1. “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?
  2. And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
  3. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’

Outline

  1. Joined to Jesus in his death
  2. Joined to Jesus in his resurrection
  3. So whay get wet?

Baptism is three things:

  1. A public declaration that you are following Jesus
  2. A picture of death and new life
  3. An opportunity to receive more from God

Romans 6 —Baptism

  1. Do you not know that all of us who have been
          baptized into Christ Jesus
          were baptized into his death?
  2. Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, in order that,
          just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father,
          we too might walk in newness of life.
  3. For if we have been united with him in a death like his,
          we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Baptism is three things:

  1. A public declaration that you are following Jesus
  2. A picture of death and new life
  3. An opportunity to receive more from God