Understanding the Scriptures
|Abound (v. 1)||Increase|
|Infirmity of your flesh (v. 19)||Weakness of your body|
Romans 6:4—“Buried with Him by Baptism”
What does it mean that we are “buried with him by baptism” (Romans 6:4)? Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, taught: “The Savior’s gift of immortality comes to all who have ever lived. But His gift of eternal life requires repentance and obedience to specific ordinances and covenants. Essential ordinances of the gospel symbolize the Atonement. Baptism by immersion is symbolic of the death, burial, and Resurrection of the Redeemer” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1996, 47; or Ensign, Nov. 1996, 35).
Studying the Scriptures
Do the following activity as you study Romans 6.
Write a Five-Minute Talk
Imagine being asked to speak at a baptismal service for a younger brother or sister. You have been assigned to speak about the symbolism of baptism. Write a five-minute talk to give at the service, using the information you find in Romans 6. (Include at least three verses of scripture as part of your talk.)