The Centrality of Baptism: A Means of Judgment?, Part 4

June 3, 2018 Pastor: John Fonville Series: Two Keys To Spiritual Growth

Topic: Sacraments Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:15–16, 1 Corinthians 11:27–30, 1 Peter 3:18–20, 1 Corinthians 10:1–4, Mark 10:35–37, Luke 12:50–50

A crucial but often-missing element in the discussion of the sacraments—baptism and Holy Communion—is judgment. At first, this may sound strange and even contradictory because we have learned that baptism (like Holy Communion) is a means of grace— a visible gospel. Baptism is like a neon sign flashing, “Good news! Good news! Good news!” Since baptism is a visible gospel- a means of grace- how can it be a means of judgment? We will explore this important topic in this message.