Baptism is planting the flag of Christâ€™s conquest to declare that this one belongs to Christ. Of course, as territory claimed by Christ, certain obligations come along with that flag. Jesus is the liege Lord of this child. What that means is that as a citizen of the Kingdom of God these children are called to fealty to their King. He promises to grant them that faith, sustain that faith, and bring them at last, by faith, to their eternal rest.
By his death, Christ purchased these sons of Adam to be His own. Here we confess that in Christ their sins are paid for; in Christ theyâ€™re assured everlasting life. The duty of these parents, and this congregation is to say â€œAmenâ€ to these promises, and thus call these children to live their lives under the shadow of this Gospel flag.
So welcome covenant children to Jesus Christâ€¦