The Covenant of Grace -Circumcision

Read Genesis 17:1-14

God so graciously promises to save us from our sins and death through the blood of the Lamb, his Son. And God graciously gives a sign and seal of that covenant promise, which for the OT saints was circumcision. Circumcision prefigures baptism, but carries the same theology, applies to the same subjects, and holds forth the promise of God.

Little Children - Of Such Is the Kingdom of God

Read Genesis 17:1-14 and Mark 10:13-16

Baptism is a sign and seal of God's everlasting covenant of grace to his people. The promises God makes are to believers and their household. Here we see Jesus regarding little children as belonging to his kingdom, and not only welcoming them warmly, but putting the blessing of God upon them.