Sermons tagged #Paido
Great Commission: 3. By Trinitarian Baptizing Points: I. The Supposition of Baptism II. The Practice of Baptism III. The Significance of Baptism The Great Commission is the marching orders of the Christian Church. While all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable to teaching and preaching, the Great Commission has a defining role in what the church is supposed to do in the world. Our second study, (which is a little bit brief because it was a Confirmation service and a Lord's Supper celebration) builds on the first. Christ's Authority over heaven and earth are what empowers the instructions that follow. When we read "Therefore" we are being reminded of this truth. The Central Command centers on the one imperative command found in the commission: to MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS. The focus of this third message is on baptism in the Name of God the Father, and God the Son and God he Holy Spirit. The three remaining participles are in parallel construction. We will look a these in coming weeks. Our interest today pretty much focuses on the discipleship and what it means to make disciples of all nations.
As part of our morning worship service we read and I make a few comments about a Lord's Day of the Heidelberg Catechism. Our hope for preserving these is they will provide instruction for those who are learning the catechism and wanting to understand its teaching. Is, then, the outward washing with water itself the washing away of sins? No,1 for only the blood of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit cleanse us from all sin.2  1 Pet. 3:21; Eph. 5:26.  1 Jn. 1:7; 1 Cor. 6:11. Why then does the Holy Spirit call Baptism the washing of regeneration and the washing away of sins? God speaks thus with great cause, namely, not only to teach us thereby that just as the filthiness of the body is taken away by water, so our sins are taken away by the blood and Spirit of Christ;1 but much more, that by this divine pledge and token He may assure us that we are as really washed from our sins spiritually as our bodies are washed with water.2  Rev. 7:14.  Mk. 16:16; *Acts 2:38. Are infants also to be baptized? Yes, for since they, as well as their parents, belong to the covenant and people of God,1 and through the blood of Christ2 both redemption from sin and the Holy Spirit, who works faith, are promised to them no less than to their parents,3 they are also by Baptism, as a sign of the covenant, to be engrafted into the Christian Church, and distinguished from the children of unbelievers,4 as was done in the Old Testament by circumcision,5 in place of which in the New Testament Baptism is appointed.6  Gen. 17:7.  Matt. 19:14.  Lk. 1:14–15; Ps. 22:10; Acts 2:39.  Acts 10:47  Gen. 17:14.  Col. 2:11–13.
The Bulletin Title of this sermon was (as is the subject of 1 Corinthians 7:14: "The Sanctifying Affect of Believers on Their Families." This message was preached at the morning service here at Northland Reformed Church on the occasion of the baptism of a newly born covenant members. So yes, this message presupposes that Infant Baptism is a consistent biblical practice. Mostly, the message focuses on what this verse means, 1 Corinthians 7:14 "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. means." We will see: The Amazing Method of this Sanctification The Alarming Need of this Sanctification The Assuring Result of this Sanctification
I realize there are fairly strong opinions about the issue of infant baptism. This message seeks to simply focus on the reaction and words of Christ in response to his disciples rebuking those wanting to bring their children to Jesus to have Him touch them and pray for them. We look at these verses under these points: The Occasion of this Instruction The Rebuke of this Instruction The Example of this Instruction.