Baptism and Forgiveness
Summary: This lesson looks at baptism as an act of God’s grace — viewing baptism as something we receive more than something we do. In light of Jesus’ resurrection and life-giving sacrifice, we are called to emerge from the waters of baptism with confidence in our standing before God and assured of our place in his presence.
Scripture: Hebrews 9-10
Series Description: Metaphor and imagery are important concepts in connecting the narrative of Scripture. One important element is water, which is presented in both real and metaphorical instances. We find that water in Scripture often carries with it notes of transformation, redemption and salvation. This series explores the narrative use of water over the course of Scripture, culminating with a look at baptism and the ways in which many of those same redemptive elements are experienced in the waters of baptism.