Presentation on theme: "“The three handfuls of water with which I was once baptized are more precious to me than the crown of royalty which I now wear upon my head.” – King Louis."— Presentation transcript:
“The three handfuls of water with which I was once baptized are more precious to me than the crown of royalty which I now wear upon my head.” – King Louis IX
“Baptism works forgiveness of sin, delivers from death and the devil and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.” - Luther
Baptism: God’s Personal Promise
“In [the ark] only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ…(1 Peter 3:20ff).
“pledge of a good conscience toward God” (1 Peter 3:21).
“When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer” (Psalm 32:3, 4).
“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”— and you forgave the guilt of my sin” (Psalm 32:5).
“It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21b).