Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:3-11 ESV)
Recently, We were blessed to celebrate baptism at Imago Dei. We love the Ordinances at IDC because they are visible displays of the gospel. In both the Lord’s Supper and Baptism there is a preaching to the eye, not only for the believer reminding us of our position in Christ, but also for the unbelievers present as they see the gospel on display. In addition, those being baptized all shared their testimonies with us. This is a marvelous time to reflect on the grace of God evident in each of those being baptized and to remind ourselves of the same grace we have if we call Christ Jesus Lord. So as you watch and listen enjoy the grace of the gospel and enjoy watching this sign that the church has practiced through the centuries that proclaims to the watching World this one has been transferred from death to life, from the domain of darkness into the Kingdom of the Beloved Son (Colossians 1).