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The Recipients of Baptism, Part 3

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Date: June 24, 2018

Speaker: John Fonville

Series: Two Keys To Spiritual Growth

Category: Sacraments

Scripture: Romans 4:11–4:11, Genesis 17:7–17:7, Isaiah 54:5–54:7, Ephesians 5:31–5:32, Deuteronomy 10:16–10:16, Deuteronomy 30:6–30:6, John 8:39–8:39, Ezekiel 11:19–11:20, Romans 2:28–2:29, Galatians 3:7–3:9, Galatians 3:29–3:29

Tags: old covenant, new covenant, covenant of grace, mosaic covenant, abrahamic covenant, justification, baptism, sacrament, Circumcision, Holy Spirit, Union with Christ, Regeneration, Discipleship, sign, seal, effectual calling, infant baptism, sprinkling, infant circumcision, circumcision of the heart, immersion, pouring, sons of Abraham

To be circumcised meant to receive the sign and seal of the highest and richest spiritual blessings the LORD could bestow on His people in Christ. What were these rich and profound spiritual blessings? How does biblical history unfold the meaning and spiritual significance of circumcision?

Today we will take a look at three spiritual realities that circumcision, like baptism now, signified and sealed to Old Testament believers.

I.   Circumcision signified and sealed justification through faith alone.

II.  Circumcision signified and sealed union with Christ.

III. Circumcision signified and sealed regeneration of the Holy Spirit.