07-28-2019 Sermon - Rooted And Built Up In Christ

Do you know what the circumcision of Christ is? Hint. It is a circumcision made without hands. It is a circumcision not of the male foreskin but of the body of the flesh. It involves the Christian Rite of Initiation and the implications of this initiation for the rest of our lives. It is what it means to be rooted in Christ and to be built upon our Lord. Have you figured it out? It is Holy Baptism. And it is one of the ways involved with God's Word that not only brings us spiritual birth, but also continues to nurture us our whole life so that we might live for Christ and bear fruit.