Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Abiding Life: Part 4 Romans 6: 3-4

Romans 6:3-4 

3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 

4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

There is an interesting concept among believers, it started in the early church and in some ways continues to this day.

The more we sin, the better we show God's grace.. *snort* 

You have to give them credit.. that particular concept allows us to almost unaccountable for our sins. But people that's just not it!

If you want the full context you need to read vs 1-13. 

Sure we were born into sin but we died to sin in our baptism. We rose with new souls clean and pure. Why would we then choose to tarnish it with sin. Instead we should strive to remain dead to sin and show God's grace by our commitment to Him.

"Our victory over temptation begins by what we KNOW about ourselves" Tom Schoeneck

We have been baptized in Christ,
    Baptize- Immersed, signifies Change

So we KNOW:

  • we have been Baptized in Christ
  • we have risen with a new heart and a new spirit
  • that God has shared His spirit with us
So instead of sharing God's grace through sin we must walk in the newness of life.


*remember these are my thoughts on this verse and what I took away from my Bible study.. feel free to add yours to the discussion.

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