Baptism 8 19-2012

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Jaya Browning and Abigail Knight will be baptized Sunday morning.

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Baptism 8 19-2012

  1. 1. Water Baptism Romans 6 Water baptism is a testimony of that which has already happened in a believer’s life.When we are born again as children of God, We are baptized into the body of Christ, By the Holy Ghost. August 19, 2012 1
  2. 2. In a spiritual sense, we are crucified with Jesus, and raised from the dead with Him in that moment of salvation. We actually take part in His death, burial, and resurrection.We testify to that spiritual baptism with the act of water baptism. What did we die to? Look at verses 1-3. 2
  3. 3. Rom 6 1What shall we say then? Shall we continuein sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. Howshall we, that are dead to sin, live any longertherein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as werebaptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into Hisdeath? 3
  4. 4. When we were born as human beings, we were born into a life of sin and depravity.When we were born of the Spirit of God into the family of God, We died to that old life. 4
  5. 5. A Christian can, no longer, find life in the things he once thought of as life. Sin no longer satisfies or gives the same pleasure it once did. We are dead to sin -- as a way of life. 5
  6. 6. And that is portrayed in the act of Baptismwhen we are put under the water. 6
  7. 7. But, Jesus didn’t stay dead and in the grave. He’s alive! And we are alive in Him.4Therefore we are buriedwith Him by baptism intodeath: that like as Christwas raised up from the deadby the glory of the Father,even so we also shouldwalk in newness of life. 7
  8. 8. 5For if we have been planted together in thelikeness of His death, we shall be also in thelikeness of His resurrection: 6Knowing this, thatour old man is crucified with Him, that the bodyof sin might be destroyed, that henceforth weshould not serve sin. 8
  9. 9. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if webe dead with Christ, we believe that we shall alsolive with Him: 9Knowing that Christ being raisedfrom the dead dieth no more; death hath no moredominion over Him. 10For in that He died, He diedunto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth untoGod. 11Likewise reckon (account and declare) yealso yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, butalive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 9
  10. 10. Christians are dead to that old life of sin, andWe deny ourselves the momentary pleasures of a worldly lifestyle. We are alive unto God, and unto a life of righteousness in the Power of God’s Holy Spirit. 10
  11. 11. So, when I lay a person down in that pool of water, it is his or her testimony: “I have died to a life of sin and worldly pleasure.” And when I lift one up out of that water, he or she is saying, “I am alive unto God, to live a life of righteousness in the Power of God’s Spirit.” 11
  12. 12. And it is also symbolic of their Spiritual Baptism, by the Holy Ghost, into the body of Jesus Christ, Which is the church. As I bury each one (Jaya and Abigail) under the water, she is declaring herself to be dead to sin.And when I raise her up, she is declaring herself to be alive unto righteousness in Jesus Christ. 12
  13. 13. From this day forward:Only good Where God Do good directs. 13
  14. 14. This baptism today is your testimony: “I am burying my old life of sin.” “I am going to live the Christian life in the Power of God’s Holy Spirit.” 14

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