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The Meaning of Baptism (Romans 6:1-5)

Jason Roddy, June 23, 2013
Part of the The Sacrament of Baptism series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

What does baptism mean? Christians have debated and battled over this question for centuries. Even more tragic, Evangelical Christianity has divided over the sacrament of baptism. In this sermon, pastor Jason Roddy attempts to answer the simple question of the meaning of baptism from one of the clearest texts in the New Testament, Romans 6:1-5. Understanding the precise meaning of baptism helps us to understand how we are to think about, profit spiritually from, and administer correctly this important sacrament.

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Romans 6:1-5

1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (KJV)

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