We have something better than philosophy in Christ because of who he is (v 9), and because of what he has done for us (vv 10-15). What has the Son of God done for us that makes him so worthy of our continued faith?
In Romans 6:1-4 Paul is not teaching about baptism per se. It certainly contains teaching about baptism, but that’s not the point. The point is the impossibility of those united to Christ to live in sin. Yet Paul drew from a shared understanding of baptism to make certain points about the Christian life. Consequently, this passage is a helpful and clarifying glimpse at biblical baptism. Our text teaches about baptism, and, from baptism rightly understood, it teaches about the Christian life. The point this morning is: those baptized in Christ will live differently from those who are not.