The Divine Current | Deep Dive Week 1 “New Covenant Initiation”

Corbin Riley   -  

As we embark on the new sermon series “The Divine Current,” let us take a moment to delve deeply into the waters of baptism, a sacrament that signifies and enables purification and rebirth. In John 3:1-11, we encounter the profound dialogue between Jesus and Nicodemus, where the concept of being born again through water and the Spirit is introduced. This passage invites us to reflect on the transformative power of baptism, which is not merely a ritual but a gateway to a Spirit-filled life.

The Apostle Paul, in his epistles, often speaks with the assumption that all Christians have experienced this initiation into the New Covenant. Baptism represents a radical break from the old life of sin and the beginning of a new life in Christ. It is a public declaration of faith and a powerful act of obedience. Through baptism, believers are immersed into the divine current of God’s grace, where they are cleansed, renewed, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The believer is literally and figuratively “born again.”

In today’s world, where the significance of such sacred acts can be overshadowed by the mundane, it is essential to rediscover the importance of baptism. It is not just a one-time event but an ongoing reality that shapes our identity as followers of Christ. Each day, we are called to live out our baptism, to be the light in the darkness, and to flow with the current of the Divine that leads us to love, serve, and witness to the world.

As we ponder on these truths, may we be inspired to embrace the fullness of life that baptism offers. Let it be a reminder of our commitment to Christ and the community of believers we are a part of. May the waters of baptism continually refresh us as we cascade together in the divine current of God’s unending love.

Always improve the present moment.