The power for the Almighty God is only a comfort to those who turn from their sin and call upon him for mercy.
Baptism serves as a picture of the kingdom of Christ—a kingdom of sacrifice and service, esteeming the weak above the strong, and putting others before yourself.
The baptism of Jesus was intended to teach us why he came—to suffer wrath and curse (in order that we might be saved).
aptism, like circumcision, is a wonderful blessing, meant to point us to the God who dwelt in flesh in order to pay our sinful debt on the cross, and lead us to faith in him.
aptism is a catechism for understanding our faith and for teaching it to our children the faith - namely that we are sinners in need of grace, which is found in Jesus Christ alone.
Children of believers are a part of Christ’s church, consecrated and set apart from the world in their baptism and receive the wonderful benefits of being raised in that church.
As a sacrament of the New Covenant, baptism preaches the message of the Gospel to God’s people and seals it with His promise that all trust in the blood of Jesus will be saved.
aptism signifies the death and resurrection of Christ, through which our salvation is accomplished, and, as such, reminds us of our sinfulness and calls us to trust in Christ alone for our salvation.
he baptism of Jesus Christ, by John the Baptist was intended to show the purpose and end of his ministry on earth – namely, to suffer the judgment of the Father on the cross and to rise again for our salvation.
Baptism, the Sign of consecration of the New Covenant, fulfills Baptism, and as such is to be given to our covenant children, that they might be brought into the church and placed under the authority of Jesus Christ.