The perfect tense was so fascinating to learn about in Greek. A completed action with ongoing significance, and as Webster says, “often focusing attention on the resulting state rather than on the occurrence itself.” – In the Gospel, Jesus death is like this. In our passage Paul links Jesus death to us through baptism. If we miss this ongoing aspect of Baptism we forfeit so much of the privilege that God graciously gives us for living – indeed we reverse Galatians 2:20 we are invited to see in Romans 6 that baptism is an ongoing resource of the Gospel in our lives!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock [do_widget “Related Sermons” title=false]