“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to  his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This Spirit he poured out  on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might  become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
– Titus 3:4-7

Main Point

Baptism is the beginning of your life in the body of Christ. In baptism God names you, claims you, and adopts you into an eternal  relationship. You did nothing to deserve it. It is a gift. What now?

Terms of the Week!

Baptism: The event in which sinners are washed with water and saved by God’s Word as God begins shaping them into followers of Jesus Christ for life.
Brand: A mark indicating identity or ownership.
Heir: Someone who is entitled to and granted something.
Promise: A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something. In infant baptism, parents make a vow to God on behalf of the child. From the Latin pro = forth + mittere = to send.
Sacrament: A special gift of God’s grace that was commanded by Christ with a physical element attached.

Remember one Thing

Baptism is the beginning of your life in the body of Christ.

Online Resources

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