The Sacraments 4. What Baptism Indicates Understanding how we come to faith… Memorization Verses:It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drownedand die with all sins and evil desires, and that a new man should daily emerge and arise tolive before God in righteousness and purity forever.St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: "We were therefore buried with Him throughbaptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the gloryof the Father, we too may live a new life" [Rom. 6:4].
LSB 596 4. In Baptism we now put on Christ— 1. All Christians who have been baptized, Our shame is fully covered Who know the God of heaven, With all that He once sacrificed And in whose daily life is prized And freely for us suffered. The name of Christ once given: For here the flood of His own blood Consider now what God has done, Now makes us holy, right, and good The gifts He gives to ev’ryone Before our heav’nly Father. Baptized into Christ Jesus! 5. O Christian, firmly hold this gift 2. You were before your day of birth, And give God thanks forever! Indeed, from your conception, It gives the power to uplift Condemned and lost with all the earth, In all that you endeavor. None good, without exception. When nothing else revives your soul, For like your parents’ flesh and blood, Your Baptism stands and makes you Turned inward from the highest good, whole You constantly denied Him. And then in death completes you. 3. But all of that was washed away— 6. So use it well! You are made new— Immersed and drowned forever. In Christ a new creation! The water of your Baptism day As faithful Christians, live and do Restored again whatever Within your own vocation, Old Adam and his sin destroyed Until that day when you possess And all our sinful selves employed His glorious robe of righteousness According to our nature. Bestowed on you forever!
Old Man -> New Man: What’s yours look like?How would your new powers manifest in superhero form?
PRAYER• New Life• Old Adamdrowned• New Man rises•Buried Sin• TrinitarianInvocationP raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolve
Ive got peace like a river Ive got peace like a river Ive got peace like a river in my soul Ive got peace like a river Ive got peace like a river Ive got peace like a river in my soul Ive got love like an ocean… Ive got joy like a fountain in my soul.. Ive got peace like a river Ive got love like an ocean Ive got joy like a fountain in my soul
Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option. ~Peter Parker
• What does such baptizing with water indicate? •Where is this written? •What is the Old Adam? •How is this Old Adam to be drowned in us? •What is the new man? •How is this new man to emerge and arise? •How does Baptism indicate the daily drowning of the Old Adam and the emergence of the new man? •With which words do we regularly remember our Baptism? •______________________________ Say Mean Matter SS New Life Key phrases Own words Answer the M Old Adam drowned questions/ T New Man rises Personal application W Buried Sin Th Trinitarian Invocation
It indicates that the Old Adam in us have Yourself commanded us all to should by daily contrition and pray, and have promised to hear us, repentance be drowned and die with giving us from Yourself both the words all sins and evil desires, and that a new and manner of prayer, by Your man should daily emerge and arise to beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. live before God in righteousness and So I pray, according to Your promise, purity forever. grant me the spirit of grace and of St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: prayer, that with fervent heart I cry to "We were therefore buried with Him You for my own needs and the needs through baptism into death in order of all men, in true faith; that my that, just as Christ was raised from prayer may be heard according to the dead through the glory of the Your promise. Upon Your Word and Father, we too may live a new life" command, I come to You, rendering [Rom. 6:4]. obedience to the same, and relying upon Your gracious promises. And, • together with all Your blessed Pray: Heavenly Father, gracious God, Christendom on earth, I pray as Jesus I am a poor, miserable sinner, Christ has taught me: Our Father who unworthy to lift up my eyes, hands, or art in heaven. Amen. (Luther). voice unto You in prayer. But, You
White lie, shame, stumble, imbalance, addiction My Right, My opinion, My freedom, my choice Who I am, what makes me happy, what doesn’t hurt anyone Personal guilt, personal conflict, personal inadequacy Not doing my best, not living to expectations, not =-
Pass on, pass away, passing through, or simply “pass” Go home, go to a better place, crossover, depart Lose it, give it up, kick the bucket, the final call, expire, 6 feet under, pushing up daisies biting the dust, taking a dirt nap. Rubbed out, checked out, snubbed out, OUT OF COMMISSION
We “Celebrate a life” rather than “mourn a death” A “memorial” not a “funeral” “funeral directors” not “undertakers” A “casket” not a “coffin” Have a funeral your way…or none at all Can we die of “natural causes” is death really “natural”
1What shall we say, then? Shall Amartia: To be without a share of or to miss the mark completely. we go on sinning so that grace “Can we go on being without to may increase? 2 By no means! receive more?” We are those who have died to apeqanomen th amartia: something that dries up and sin; how can we live in it any perishes. No longer that which longer? 3 Or don’t you know that was all of us who were baptized into za/w: A river that gives life or being full of vigor (context: Christ Jesus were baptized into vigorously being refreshed by sin) his death? 4 We were therefore Xriston Ihsoun eiv ton qanaton buried with him through baptism autou ebaptisqhmen?: The into death in order that, just as water that is poured on us is water that kills the body of sin before Christ was raised from the dead God (which also kills death for us, through the glory of the Father, think chemo) we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united giðnomai: to come to with him in a death like his, existence, to create ex nihilo we will certainly also be su/mfutov: Think united with him in a Conjoined twins. To be born resurrection like his. 6 For together we know that our old self anastasis: to be revived was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin from mortal doom. might be done away (Context: Christ overcoming with,[a] that we should no the grave) longer be slaves to sin— o(moiðwma: Identity and 7 because anyone who has likeness, the image of God died has been set free from douleu/w: compelled and sin. coerced to service dikaioo: To free by rendering righteous
The “Old Man” is not: Unable to do good in the sense of helping himself or others An excuse to commit evils in the world without guilt A wickedness that has fruition in infancy The “Old Man” is: A proclivity to sin inherited during my bodily creation A condemnation I am under as a result of the federal headship of Adam Endmic to our physical natures, and is a reality of a world re- created in imbalance, evil, blasphemy until the end.
The Old Adam is the corrupt and mercy, through the washing of evil nature that we inherit because regeneration, YOU made me a of Adams fall into sin. partaker both of the death and of Eph. 4:22 Put off, concerning your the life of my Savior. Bestow upon former conduct, the old man which me the power of Your Holy Spirit, grows corrupt according to the that I may daily die unto sin, but deceitful lusts (NKJV). live unto You and serve You, until The Old Adam is to be drowned by in the life to come I shall be wholly daily contrition (sorrow for sins) renewed and in perfect bliss. and repentance (faith), by which we Amen. (Zorn) resist and overcome evil desires. Luke 9:23 If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Gal. 5:24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. • Pray: Lord, my God, out of great
The New Man is not: The “uber man” of Neizche that can do whatever it wants “in the name of God” Ignorant or ambivalent to the real issues occurring in the world (the “oh well” mentality) Obsessed with piety and personal pride The New Man is: Recognizing the depth and magnitude of his sin Rejecting that which this world holds as important Works diligently in this world despite persecution and hatred Preaches BOLDLY the gospel as its native and miraculous language.
The new man is the new spiritual life and all the filth of our frailty. Let, then this nature, created in us by the washing of water, O Lord Jesus, come into my soul, rebirth. into my flesh, that through the moisture of 2 Cor. 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new this rain the valleys of our minds and the creation. fields of our hearts may grow green. May the drops of water from You come upon The new man emerges and arises as we me, shedding forth grace and immortality. daily live and grow before God in true Wash the steps of my mind that I may not faith and good works. sin again. Wash the heel of my soul that I Eph. 4:24 Put on the new man which was may not feel the serpent’s bite on the foot created according to God, in righteousness of my soul. May I tread on serpents and and true holiness (NKJV). scorpions with uninjured foot. You have • redeemed the world, redeem the soul of a Pray: Come, Lord Jesus, put off Your single sinner. Amen. (Ambrose of Milan, garments, which You put on for my sake. c. 339-97) Remove them that You may clothe us with Your mercy. Wrap Yourself with a towel for our sakes, that You may wrap us in Your gift of immortality. Pour water into the basin, wash not only our feet but also the head, and not only the body, but also the footsteps of the soul. I wish to put off
My Baptism is the personal seal of Christ’s death on me. My Baptism reminds me I am a chemo patient who understands my lowly origins until the day of reckoning My Baptism is the white cloak that can be tie-died with the colors of Christ’s good works wrought in me. My Baptism is eternal, objective, stalwart, omnipotent, and perpetually validated
The nakedness of Adam The Seal of Cain for a murdered brother A Floating Ark in the midst of corpses A decapitated giant The slit throat of a lamb The blood stains of a golden seat Lamentations of a people without a home
A star marking locality A bloody circumcision A dove hovering over a baptism A cripple walking A dead man rising A crown making new A sermon from a cross A breakfast on the shore A tree amongst a glassy sea
By Baptism we have been made to share in Your Baptism. And through the baptism Christs death and resurrection. As He has of Your dear Child, our Lord Jesus Christ, buried our sin, so we too can and must You consecrated and set apart the Jordan daily overcome and bury it. And as He is and all water as a salutary flood and rich risen from the dead and lives, so we too and full washing away of sins. We pray can and must daily live a new life in Him. through Christ for Your boundless mercy Rom. 6:3-4 Dont you know that all of us that You will graciously behold us and who were baptized into Christ Jesus were bless us with true faith in the Spirit. Then, baptized into His death? We were therefore b means of this saving flood, all that has buried with Him through baptism into death been born in us from Adam and which we in order that, just as Christ was raised from ourselves have added thereto may be the dead through the glory of the Father, we drowned in us and engulfed. May we be too may live a new life. separated from the number of the • unbelieving, preserved dry and secure in Pray: Almighty eternal God, according to the holy ark of Christendom, and serve Your righteous judgment You condemned Your name at all times fervent in spirit and the unbelieving world through the flood. joyful in hope. With all believers may we In Your great mercy You preserved be made worthy to attain eternal life believing Noah and his family. You according to Your promise; through Jesus drowned hard-hearted Pharaoh with all Christ our Lord. Amen. (Luther’s Sintflut his host in the Red Sea and led Your people Gebet). Israel through the same on dry ground. By these events You prefigured this bath of
The words "in the name of the Father, and hearts to mark us as "redeemed by Christ of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" come the crucified." from the baptismal command (Matt. 28:19) • and are known as the Trinitarian Invocation. Pray: O Lord, gracious Trinity, in my By repeating these words, in church or by Baptism You regenerated me to be Your ourselves, we recall, claim, and confess child. I now repeat my vow that I will before heaven, earth, and hell all that God renounce the devil and all his works and al the Holy Trinity has given us in our Baptism. his pomp, and will remain true to You unto Rom. 8:38-39 I am convinced that neither death. To this end grant me the power of death nor life, neither angels nor demons, Your Holy Spirit, O Father, for the sake of neither the present nor the future, nor any Jesus Christ, my Savior, and finally give m powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything the crown of life which You have graciousl else in all creation, will be able to separate us promised me. Amen. (Zorn). from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Bible narrative: The three persons of the blessed Trinity revealed themselves at the Baptism of our Lord (Luke 3:21-22). Note: The Trinitarian Invocation may be accompanied by the sign of the cross, made at our Baptism upon our foreheads and
In urgent cases, in the absence of a pastor, any Christian may administer Holy Baptism. Take water, call the person by name, and apply the water, saying: "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.“ If there is time, Baptism may be preceded by the Apostles Creed and the Lords Prayer.
Gone, gone, gone, gone… YES! My sins are gone! Now my soul is free and in my heart’s a song. Buried in the deepest sea, Yes, that’s good enough for me. I shall live eternally. Praise God! My sins are gone!
It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by By Baptism we have been made to share indaily contrition and repentance be drowned Christs death and resurrection. As He hasand die with all sins and evil desires, and that buried our sin, so we too can and must dailya new man should daily emerge and arise to overcome and bury it. And as He is risen fromlive before God in righteousness and purity the dead and lives, so we too can and mustforever. daily live a new life in Him.St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: "We The words "in the name of the Father, and ofwere therefore buried with Him through the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" come from thebaptism into death in order that, just as Christ baptismal command (Matt. 28:19) and arewas raised from the dead through the glory of known as the Trinitarian Invocation. Bythe Father, we too may live a new life" [Rom. repeating these words, in church or by6:4]. ourselves, we recall, claim, and confess beforeThe Old Adam is the corrupt and evil nature heaven, earth, and hell all that God the Holythat we inherit because of Adams fall into sin. Trinity has given us in our Baptism.The Old Adam is to be drowned by daily Note: The Trinitarian Invocation may becontrition (sorrow for sins) and repentance accompanied by the sign of the cross, made at(faith), by which we resist and overcome evil our Baptism upon our foreheads and hearts todesires. mark us as "redeemed by Christ the crucified."The new man is the new spiritual life andnature, created in us by the washing of rebirth.The new man emerges and arises as we dailylive and grow before God in true faith andgood works.
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