Sermon Illustrations

Do you remember the symbolism behind Water Baptism?

The 2nd step of submersion in Water Baptism deals with a circumcision of the heart according to Francis Anfuso’s booklet Water Baptism he states on page 12:

a. In the Old Testament, God established circumcision to be an outward work which signified a change of heart and a new covenant relationship between the Jewish people and Himself.

b. In the New Testament, Water Baptism parallels this and is required for all of God’s people.

c. They in essence circumcise their heart to God through the act of Water Baptism.

d. He then cites Col. 2:1-11:“In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, 12having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. 13When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins…”