Baptism Challenge - Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 of the Baptism Challenge! 

 

Here's the scripture in today's video: Romans 10:9

Each day, I'll be including the Scripture of the day in 3 different versions: ESV, NIV, and KJV. If you have a preferred translations at your church, great. Hopefully it's one of these. It can be helpful to compare various translations to get a feel of the full texture of what the Scripture is saying. 

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved  (English Standard Version)

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  (New International Version)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

(King James Version)

Apostles Creed Memorization video:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
     and born of the virgin Mary.
     He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     was crucified, died, and was buried;
     he descended to hell.
     The third day he rose again from the dead.
     He ascended to heaven
     and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
     From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
     the holy catholic church,
     the communion of saints,
     the forgiveness of sins,
     the resurrection of the body,
     and the life everlasting. Amen.

Look again at the second line in the Apostle’s Creed. It says that Jesus is our Lord. Read Romans 10:9

 

9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

Everything that we say and do as Christians radiates from this central truth. Jesus is Lord. It means that we have given ourselves to Him. We surrender to His control in our lives. We view Him as our Master. We will gladly do what He tells us to do and go where He tells us to go. The beautiful truth about surrendering to Jesus as our Lord and Master is that in this instance, surrender is the path to victory. There’s a question and answer in a very old catechism that beautifully illustrates what it means to live out the truth that Jesus is Lord. “What is your only comfort in life and in death? That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.” All Christians regardless of income, race, political affiliation or social status stand side by side and confess Jesus as Lord together. 

 

Challenge: Keep memorizing the Apostle’s Creed.