"Buried with Him through baptism into death..."
Text: Romans 6:4
THE LIFE OF CHRIST
The life of Christ is most glorious to study! All genuine believers are challenged to follow Him, walking in His footsteps (Cf.1 Peter 2:21). Every effort made, every endeavour undertaken pleases God and results in blessing in life. To follow Christ as fully as possible is the highest ideal for every genuine believer.
IDENTIFICATION WITH CHRIST
Paul introduces a concept that is even more staggering! He speaks of the believer’s identification with Christ.
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death,
that just as Christ was raised from the dead by
the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk
in newness of life.”
Paul highlighted our identification with Christ in the following areas:-
1. Christ’s death
All believers are identified with Christ in His death.
a) Christ died to sin.
b) Every believer has died to sin too.
2. Christ’s burial
All believers are identified with Christ in His burial.