Dead & Alive
Dead To Sin, Alive To God ROMANS 6:1-18, 22-23
In his Letter to the Christians in Rome Paul asks an important question:
Q1 Should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more kindness and forgiveness?
A2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?
Baptism Is A Picture Of What Happens At Conversion ROMANS 6:3-5
We died and were buried with Christ in baptism. Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, so now we also may live new lives. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised just as he was.
1. GOING DOWN UNDER THE WATER is a picture of burial and dying to our old sinful way of life
2. RISING UP OUT OF THE WATER is a picture of rising up from the dead to new life in the power of the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus to life