The Baptism of Self-Denial

May 15, 2022

Bible Text: Matthew 28:16-20 |

As we take another look at what is known as the Great Commission, we ask for a second time why Jesus would put baptism as the first element of His charge to the church to go and make disciples of all nations. What is happening in one’s being baptized into the name of the Triune God that makes the sacrament crucial? Last week we answered that by being reminded that baptism gives us our identity as beloved of God. This morning we investigate another reason baptism is first in the process of disciple making.

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