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Baptism

Jun 18 2006 • Greg Boyd

Baptism is a crucial element of the Body of Christ, the church. It’s been a staple among Christians for literally thousands of years. In the weeks leading up to our Summer baptism, Greg talked about the meaning and importance of baptism during this series.

Sermons in this series:


Buried and Risen with Christ

• Greg Boyd

In a section of his letter to the church at Rome, the apostle Paul speaks about the Kingdom of God and how human life is shaped by that Kingdom. This is emphasized in the way Paul uses baptism in his discussion. He encourages his audience to look upon their baptism experience to recall who they really are and to whom they really belong. Our baptism actively demonstrates the burial of our old lives without Christ as well as the renewal of our lives in Christ.

Topics: Baptism, Identity in Christ


Renouncing Satan, His Works and His Pomp

• Greg Boyd

Baptism is a public confession of faith in Christ. It is a renunciation of living the way the world lives, with all of its lures and traps, and pledging to live a life that is solely for Christ. It is a life that is radically distinct from the ways of the world. One of the first mentions of baptism following Christ’s resurrection is found in the book of Acts (2:37-38). In this passage, the apostle Peter speaks to those who just heard the “good news” of Jesus, and tells them to: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”

Topics: Baptism, Repentance, Salvation


Washed and Ready

• Greg Boyd

Baptism is a crucial element of the Body of Christ, the church. It's been a staple among Christians for literally thousands of years. In his third chapter, Luke makes implicit and explicit points that shed light on the Kingdom of God, including the significance of baptism. Luke's writing shows him to be a good and serious historian. Like other historians of his time, he used the reigns of important rulers, like Caesar and Pilate, to let the audience know the time and date when he’s writing yet he chose to focus his perspective on God's activities in human history, specifically the coming Messiah.

Topics: Baptism, Defense of Christian Faith


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