St. John's Lutheran
You Have Been United in Christ!
New International Version Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
Wednesday - June 23
Have you ever wondered if someone is really “saved”? Or has anyone ever asked you that question? They might ask something like this: “How do you know if you are going to heaven?” You can simply reply: “I know because I was baptized!” They probably won’t like that answer, but don’t worry. You have the Apostle Paul on your side. God wants you to have certainty about his love for you! So he made you a promise in baptism. You have been united to Christ. His death is your death. His resurrection is your resurrection. That is a promise from God and God is not a liar!