9-21-2016 Grace And Baptism
“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17 NKJV). The Child Jesus “grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him” (Luke 2:40 NKJV). Paul felt that what he “received from the Lord Jesus, [was] to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24 NKJV). That “gospel” said, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7 NKJV). Jesus offered His blood in his death, and the only way sinners enter His death is through baptism! “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (Romans 6:3 NKJV). Baptism into His death brings salvation by God’s grace. If not, why not?
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.