Sermons on Baptism
Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus humbly presents Himself before John specifically to be baptized. His ministry begins with confirmation from heaven.
Colossians 2:12 How is the spiritual circumcision of verse 11 carried out? We have been buried with Him in baptism. What does this mean?
Galatians 3:23-29 If the law doesn’t save because that was never its purpose, then how is a man saved? Paul shows in his defense of justification by faith alone that it is by faith, it has always been by faith, and if any is ever saved it will always be by faith. It doesn’t matter who you are, faith is the only way to be right before the Lord.
Luke 12:49-59 Jesus continuing in his sermon speaks of the coming judgement, and what standing for Christ would bring in this world: Division. He also points to the need for discernment. As judgement is coming, how should we live?
Luke 11:14-23 Jesus is confronted by some who claim that His miracles are works of the power of Satan. In His response, Jesus shows the absurdity and error of their thinking. A Kingdom divided cannot stand. There is a need for Christians to know when to separate, and wisdom needed to understand when we are to be united.
Baptism is an area where we find some confusion within the church today, but the confusion is not a result of ambiguity of scripture. God’s word is clear in this area. IN today’s service we celebrate as two sisters in Christ submit to the ordinance of baptism.