Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baptism and who do we serve?

*Before baptism can occur we must sin no more. We must proclaim that sin is dead and we should take upon us Christ’s name.

*Events from Christ’s life are symbolized in baptism by His death. He was buried in the grave in death, but arose again in resurrection. He faced death, but came up and was new again and would never again face death but a newness of everlasting life.

*Baptism could not be done by sprinkling, because you must engulf yourself in the death of sins and come up again whole and renewed having your whole body cleansed.

*We can maintain a newness of life by allowing sin to be dead in our lives. Allowing ourselves to yield righteousness in Christ and commit ourselves and our actions to Him.

·         After studying Romans 6:14-23, I have learned that you serve which master you follow. If you sin you serve the master of sin, if you live righteously you serve the Master of righteousness. With sin you are rewarded death, and with righteousness you are rewarded eternal life. You reap what you sow, and your actions tell which master you serve. The true source of freedom is through the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through His sacrifice that we can repent of our sins and become clean again. It is by His example that we know whom to follow. His way is the right way, and it is ONLY through Him that we can return again to face our God and Heavenly Father as clean children. 

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