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Lord’s Day 27

A. Veldman

Holy baptism points us to God’s faithfulness to towards the believers and their seed

In his faithfulness God:

  1. Gave us a place in his covenant
  2. Signified and sealed to us the promise of the covenant
  3. Sanctifies us to serve him in the covenant

Scripture reading:  Genesis 17:1-14

C. Bouwman

God claims for himself the children he gives to believers

  1. This fact has been disputed
  2. This fact is Scriptural
  3. This fact gives obligations

Scripture readings: Genesis 17:1-8, Deuteronomy 6:1-9

A. VanDelden

All those who are bonded to Christ share his saving merits

We confess that:

  1. Only those bonded to Christ receive grace
  2. All those bonded to Christ receive baptism

R. Pot

Christ has us baptized in order that we may be saved

  1. Who must be baptized?
  2. Who will be saved?

W. Huizinga

Your baptism seals to you and demands from you regeneration

  1. Your baptism seals the promise of regeneration
  2. Your baptism demands your regeneration

Wes Bredenhof

Who should be baptized?

  1. Unbaptized adults who become Christians
  2. The children of Christians

Baptism signs and seals God’s promises for us and our children

  1. What God does in baptism
  2. Who should be baptized and why

Scripture reading: Genesis 17, Deuteronomy 30:1-10

We are washed clean of sin by Christ’s blood and by the Holy Spirit

  1. The reality of this cleansing
  2. The sacrament of this cleansing
  3. The recipients of the promise of this cleansing

Scripture reading: Exodus 4:18-31, Titus 3

C. Stam

Holy baptism is also for children

  1. They receive the promise of the covenant
  2. They receive the sign of the covenant

Scripture readings: Genesis 17:1-14, Colossians 2:8-15

R.H. Bremmer

God’s congregation is a baptized congregation

  1. She is that by virtue of God’s command
  2. God’s command seals that to her
  3. Therein lies a powerful appeal to faith for her.

Scripture reading: Genesis 17:1-22

K. Dijk

Baptism as divine pledge and sign

  1. Divine pledge
  2. Divine sign

Baptism and your children

  1. Baptism and child
  2. Child and baptism

Questions with infant baptism

  1. Regarding your children
  2. Regarding God’s truth
  3. Regarding your calling

J. Kok

Holy baptism according to God’s Word

  1. Not the water but the blood and Spirit of Christ
  2. Not only the sign but also the seal
  3. Not only for adults but also for children

The doctrine of baptism maintained according to Scripture

  1. QA 72:  “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7)
  2. QA 73: “For a seal of the righteousness of faith” (Rom. 4:11)
  3. QA 74: “The children of the promise are regarded as seed” (Rom. 9:8)

B. Holwerda

God, through baptism moving us to faith

He moves us to faith through the Word which he speaks:

  1. At baptism
  2. About baptism
  3. In baptism

Scripture reading: 1 Peter 3:15-22

Reuben Bredenhof

The Lord makes a relationship of love with us

This covenant:

  1. Comes from God
  2. Is sealed with blood
  3. Includes our children
  4. Calls us to faith

Scripture reading: Genesis 17

Rick Vanderhorst

In baptism, God teaches and assures us about his gospel promises in Jesus Christ

We are assured of:

  1. The washing away of our sins through Christ’s blood
  2. The inclusion of our children among God’s people

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 23:2-8, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 7:12-16