I. Sermon introduction: Romans 6:3 'Baptised into Jesus Christ'
1). Baptism is a sign of union. How does baptism signify union with Jesus Christ? - the meaning of 'to baptise'. - the ceremonial OT baptisms. - Pharisaical baptisms. - baptism unto Moses.
2). Baptised into Christ's death. Rom 6:3. Baptism signifies the union with Christ that died and rose again - the mode here not referred to.
3). Our baptism is a fact to be referred back to.
II. Baptism vows and administration.
III. Main sermon: Matt 28:18-20 'Why Trinitarian Baptism?'
1). One name because one God 2). Three Persons in one God 3). The Triune God saves - All three Persons are active in the salvation of every elect sinner. - Union with Christ is union with the Triune Godhead, Eph 2:18. - We are to use the fact and meaning of our baptism.