While baptism itself cannot wash away sin, it assures us that the blood of Jesus does and marks out those who receive it as belonging to the church.
I. What Baptism Doesn’t Do (HC 72)
A. Doesn’t Wash Away Your Sins (Jeremiah 2:22; Hebrews 9:22)
B. Why Not?
II. What Baptism Actually Does
A. Points to Where Cleansing is Found (HC 73; Acts 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21)
B. What About Children (HC 74)
FOR NEXT TIME—Questions 75-77