The Significance of Baptism (7 of 19) by Daniel Rodgers
This content is part of a series.The Significance of Baptism (7 of 19)
Series: The Book of Romans
TEXT: Romans 6:1-23
INTRODUCTION: In our last lesson from chapter 5, we talked about justification by faith, how that a man is justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law. We read in Galatians 2:16, ''Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.''
Tonight, we will look at the significance of baptism and the picture it presents. There are two ordinances the Lord gave to the Church: one is the Lord's Supper, and the other is baptism. The Lord's Supper represents the broken body and shed blood of Christ. 1 Cor. 11:26 says, ''For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.'' Baptism is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of the believer with Christ. When a man is saved, he is to be baptized. Baptism identifies him with Christ and with Christ's Church.
Let's look at our outline…
I. BAPTISM'S PICTURE (VV. 1-10)
A. The Question of Sin (vv. 1, 2)
1. Paul's statement concerning sin takes us back to the last two verses of chapter five. Let's read Romans 5:20, 21, and Romans 6:1, 2 together: ''Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.'' Romans 6:1-2: ''What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?'' Very simply put; grace is not a license to sin. No, we are not under the law-a system of do's and don'ts; and yes, we are under grace; however, Paul makes it clea ...
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