Live a New Life

November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hope is rooted in Christ’s transformation work in our lives.

There is a very important reason why the baptismal font has a central place in the sanctuary.  It signifies that we simultaneously died with Christ and live with Christ.  Paul makes a simple argument in Romans 6:1-11.  Since we were baptized into Christ’s death (6:3), we are also raised with Christ to live a new life (6:4).  Therefore, as a people who are united with God through Christ’s transformative death and resurrection (6:5), we can count ourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus (6:11).  If we look at the evidence of sin in our lives, there is no hope.  Yet, if we look at our lives with eyes of faith, we will see the hopeful signs of Christ’s transformative work.  You and I have no excuse to sin anymore.  Let us claim our baptismal identity by embracing Christ’s transformation in our lives today!

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