Presentation on theme: "…raised with Him through faith in the working of God."— Presentation transcript:
…raised with Him through faith in the working of God.
Some Things Are Just Simple to Understand Go… make disciples… baptizing them… Matt. 28:19-20 He who believes and is baptized will be saved… Mk. 16:16 Repent and be baptized… for the forgiveness of sins. Acts 2:38
As simple as the charges and statements are to understand about baptism there are aspects about baptism that some Christians still need to learn.
Colossians 2:11-12 11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Circumcision – cutting away the foreskin (flesh). Gen. 17:9-14 Colossians 2:11-12 – Circumcision made without hands. – “…Putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism…” v. 11 (see NIV: “the putting off of the sinful nature”) The Shadow of Circumcision
Both circumcision and baptism are tied to the initial covenantal relationship with God. Vs. 11-12 Both conjure up a picture of the removal of the flesh physically (with circumcision) and spiritually (with baptism). V. 11 The Link Between Circumcision and Baptism
God raised up Christ. Matt. 28:5-6; Acts 2:24 By/through faith we believe God’s work of salvation has resurrected us from death to life… in Christ! Col. 2:11-12 The Link Between Faith and the Working of God
No Boasting, Except in God Ephesians 2:8-9: 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.