SANCTIFICATIO
N:
The Bridge of
Baptism
Romans 6:1-11
message eleven
AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF
YOUR “GATEWAY BRIDGE”
1. We have been created in the
image of a bridge-building God
AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF
YOUR “GATEWAY BRIDGE”
1. We have been created in the
image of a bridge-building God
2. Jesus u...
AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF
YOUR “GATEWAY BRIDGE”
3. God gave us pictures of baptism
long before the practice was ever
imp...
YOUR
“GATEWAY
BRIDGE”
4. Baptism is a bridge
through water, not
just over water
Thesis
• There is a target all of us who are
believers can aim for: to identify with
Jesus and decide to be baptized.
WHY IS YOUR
BAPTISM SO
IMPORTANT?
1. Baptism is scriptural
WHY IS YOUR
BAPTISM SO
IMPORTANT?
1. Baptism is scriptural
2. Baptism is symbolic
Point 1
• Baptism is not always understood, so
it must therefore be explained.
Point 2
• The actions of baptism symbolize our
identification with the death, burial and
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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 ...
Point 3
• Either baptism is everything God says
it is or it’s not—and if it is you have to
recognize your new identity, an...
Point 4
• Baptism means
there are some
things you have to
recognize you have
died to, so you can
act like you have
died to...
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 pe...
Why Baptism
Begins Your
Sanctification
3. Baptism is your
required obedience
Point 6
• Baptism is not a request, but a
requirement for growth for all those
who claim faith in Jesus Christ.
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...
Leadership
C. You are a witness to the
free salvation and free
grace of God
COME
FORWARD
FOR PRAYER
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  1. 1. SANCTIFICATIO N: The Bridge of Baptism Romans 6:1-11 message eleven
  2. 2. AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF YOUR “GATEWAY BRIDGE” 1. We have been created in the image of a bridge-building God
  3. 3. AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF YOUR “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
  4. 4. AN EXPERIENTIAL EXEGESIS OF YOUR “GATEWAY BRIDGE” 3. God gave us pictures of baptism long before the practice was ever implemented
  5. 5. YOUR “GATEWAY BRIDGE” 4. Baptism is a bridge through water, not just over water
  6. 6. Thesis • There is a target all of us who are believers can aim for: to identify with Jesus and decide to be baptized.
  7. 7. WHY IS YOUR BAPTISM SO IMPORTANT? 1. Baptism is scriptural
  8. 8. WHY IS YOUR BAPTISM SO IMPORTANT? 1. Baptism is scriptural 2. Baptism is symbolic
  9. 9. Point 1 • Baptism is not always understood, so it must therefore be explained.
  10. 10. Point 2 • The actions of baptism symbolize our identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  11. 11. WHY IS YOUR BAPTISM SO IMPORTANT? 1. Baptism is scriptural 2. Baptism is symbolic 3. Baptism is significant
  12. 12. WHAT BAPTISM IS NOT A. Baptism is in response to belief and not physical birth
  13. 13. WHAT BAPTISM IS NOT B. Baptism is not rantism (sprinkling) but immersion
  14. 14. WHAT BAPTISM IS NOT C. Baptism is not the culmination of a catechism but the beginning of a process of consecration
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Point 3 • Either baptism is everything God says it is or it’s not—and if it is you have to recognize your new identity, and acknowledge your new victory.
  17. 17. Point 4 • 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.
  18. 18. Definition • Sanctification simply means to be set apart to God’s mission.
  19. 19. Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification 1. Baptism is your response of faith
  20. 20. Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification 1. Baptism is your response of faith 2. Baptism is your receipt of relationship
  21. 21. Point 5 Just being baptized does not make you a Christian any more than just wearing a wedding ring makes you a married person.
  22. 22. Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification 3. Baptism is your required obedience
  23. 23. Point 6 • Baptism is not a request, but a requirement for growth for all those who claim faith in Jesus Christ.
  24. 24. Why Baptism Begins Your Sanctification 3. Baptism is your required obedience 4. Baptism is your release to leadership
  25. 25. Leadership A. You are a participant in prayer and the promises of God
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Leadership C. You are a witness to the free salvation and free grace of God
  28. 28. COME FORWARD FOR PRAYER

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