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    Gospel 11 rom 6 1 11 slides 112810 Gospel 11 rom 6 1 11 slides 112810 Presentation Transcript

    • SANCTIFICATION: The Bridge of Baptism
      Romans 6:1-11
      message eleven
    • An Experiential Exegesis ofYour “Gateway Bridge”
      1. We have been created in the image of a bridge-building God
    • An Experiential Exegesis ofYour “Gateway Bridge”
      1. We have been created in the image of a bridge-building God
      2. Jesus understood the depths of the river of sin
    • An Experiential Exegesis ofYour “Gateway Bridge”
      3. God gave us pictures of baptism long before the practice was ever implemented
    • Your“Gateway Bridge”
      4. Baptism is a bridge through water, not just over water
    • There is a target all of us who are believers can aim for: to identify with Jesus and decide to be baptized.
      Thesis
    • Why Is Your Baptism So Important?
      1. Baptism is scriptural
    • Why Is Your Baptism So Important?
      1. Baptism is scriptural
      2. Baptism is symbolic
    • Baptism is not always understood, so it must therefore be explained.
      Point 1
    • The actions of baptism symbolize our identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
      Point 2
    • Why Is Your Baptism So Important?
      1. Baptism is scriptural
      2. Baptism is symbolic
      3. Baptism is significant
    • What Baptism Is NOT
      A. Baptism is in response to belief and not physical birth
    • What Baptism Is NOT
      B. Baptism is not rantism (sprinkling) but immersion
    • What Baptism Is NOT
      C. Baptism is not the culmination of a catechism but the beginning of a process of consecration
    • Why Is Your Baptism So Important?
      1. Baptism is scriptural
      2. Baptism is symbolic
      3. Baptism is significant
      4. Baptism is not a sacrament, but it is sacred
    • Either baptism is everything God says it is or it’s not—and if it is you have to recognize your new identity, and acknowledgeyour new victory.
      Point 3
    • Baptism means there are some things you have to recognize you have died to, so you can act like you have died to, so you can finally be dead to.
      Point 4
    • Definition
      Sanctification simply means to be set apart to God’s mission.
    • Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification
      1. Baptism is your response of faith
    • Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification
      1. Baptism is your response of faith
      2. Baptism is your receipt of relationship
    • Point 5
      Just being baptized does not make you a Christian any more than just wearing a wedding ring makes you a married person.
    • Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification
      3. Baptism is your required obedience
    • Baptism is not a request, but a requirement for growth for all those who claim faith in Jesus Christ.
      Point 6
    • Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification
      3. Baptism is your required obedience
      4. Baptism is your release to leadership
    • Leadership
      A. You are a participant in prayer and the promises of God
    • Leadership
      A. You are a participant in prayer and the promises of God
      B. You are a recipient of the resources and goodness of God
    • Leadership
      C. You are a witness to the free salvation and free grace of God
    • COME FORWARD FOR PRAYER