In this message, we continue our series on the church called “Ecclesia: All About the Church.” Already in this series, we have investigated the mission of the church, the people of the church, as well as the roles of the pastor and deacon. The final two messages in this series will examine the ordinances observed in the church. The last message will be on communion. But today, we will learn about the role that baptism plays in a person’s life. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation. We’ll learn about the way we identify with Christ through baptism.
Ecclesia: All About the Church
Baptism: A Symbolic Identification
Acts 8:34-40 and Romans 6:1-11
1. Baptism identifies us with faith in Christ (Acts 8:34-40).
2. Baptism identifies us with death in Christ (Romans 6:3-4a, 6-7).
3.Baptism identifies us with life in Christ (Romans 6:4b-5, 8-11; John 3:5).
4. Baptism identifies us with cleansing through Christ (Romans 6:7; Titus 3:5).
5. Baptism identifies us with the community of Christ (Romans 6:1-2; Gal. 2:20; and Eph.4:4-6).
About the Author:
Brian Chilton is the founder of BellatorChristi.com and is the host of The Bellator Christi Podcast. He received his Master of Divinity in Theology from Liberty University (with high distinction); his Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University (with honors); and received certification in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He hopes to enter doctoral studies soon in the realm of theology and/or biblical studies. Brian is full member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and the Christian Apologetics Alliance. Brian has been in the ministry for over 14 years and serves as the pastor of Huntsville Baptist Church in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
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