Baptism in the Letters

Baptism in the Letters

I. “Every spiritual blessing…in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3)

    A. Is it important to be “in Christ”? (Romans 3:24; 6:23; 8:1,39; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 15:19; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Galatians 2:16; 3:28; 2 Timothy 2:10; 3:15)
    B. How does one get “in Christ”? (Galatians 3:26-27

II. Contact with the blood of Christ

    A. “Baptized into His death” (Romans 6:3-4; Ephesians 2:13; 1 John 1:7)
    B. Former life of sin is gone (Romans 6:5-7, 17)

III. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done” (Titus 3:4-7)

    A. “Through the washing of regeneration” (Titus 3:5)
    B. Results: justification by grace and heirs of the hope of eternal life

IV. Direct link between baptism and salvation (1 Peter 3:18-22)

    A. Baptism is an “antitype”
    B. Baptism “now saves us” (1 Peter 3:21; Genesis 3:1-5)

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