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The Book of Romans - Lesson 9 - Buried With Him in Baptism

Scripture Passage: 
Romans 6:1-6

INTRODUCTION: There are two stages of baptism for the present day believer: the spiritual (Spirit baptism) and the physical (water baptism). In spiritual baptism, we are baptized by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13) into Christ (Galatians 3:27). Spiritual baptism occurs at the moment of salvation and spiritually places us into Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3).

Physical baptism is an outward picture and public profession of what happened inwardly at the time of salvation. In physical baptism, we are baptized by a representative of a local church (Acts 2:41) into water (Acts 8:38-39). Water baptism occurs after salvation and places the believer into a local body of believers: a church (Acts 2:41).

  1. OUR BAPTISM INTO CHRIST (Romans 6:1-6)
    1. Buried Unto Death (Romans 6:1-3)
      1. Dead to sin (Romans 6:1-2; Colossians 3:1-5; 1 Peter 2:24)
      2. Dead in Christ (Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12,20)
    2. Raised Unto Life (Romans 6:4-5)
      1. To walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9-10)
      2. In the likeness of His resurrection (Romans 6:5; Romans 8:10-11; Galatians 2:20)
    3. Crucified With Christ (Romans 6:6)
      1. To destroy the body of sin (Galatians 5:24)
      2. To refuse to serve sin (Romans 6:11; Romans 8:13)
    1. The Scriptural Purpose
      1. Obedience
        1. The first step of obedience (Acts 8:34-39; Acts 16:30-33)
        2. To fulfill all righteousness (Matthew 3:13-15)
      2. Representation
        1. In His death (Galatians 2:20)
        2. In His burial (Colossians 2:12)
        3. In His resurrection (Romans 6:5)
      3. Identification
        1. With Christ (Romans 6:3)
        2. With other Christians (Acts 2:41)
        3. With a local church (Acts 2:41)
    2. The Proper Elements
      1. The proper candidate: a believer (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:34-39)
      2. The proper administrator: a local church (Acts 2:41)
      3. The proper mode: immersion (Matthew 3:16; John 3:23; Acts 8:38-39)

MEMORY VERSE:      Romans 6:3

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 9:11

For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.