Sermons on Sacraments

Sermons on Sacraments

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 (Part 4)

In Deuteronomy 30:6 Moses prophesies that God will circumcise the hearts of his people.  By speaking of this inward circumcision that God will sovereignly accomplish, Moses distinguishes between outward circumcision, which all the Jews received, from inward circumcision, which God gives through Christ.  Baptism, the new circumcision, has the same outward/inward dichotomy.  The Scriptures teach us to look to God to grant the new heart sovereignly, rather than placing our hope merely in the outward sign as the Catholics and…