Baptist Faith & Message – Baptism & The Lord’s Supper

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6/18/17
Rev. Clint Smith
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Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Baptist Faith & Message 2000

Baptism
Truth #1 – Biblical baptism is a command given by Jesus. Matthew 28:18-20
Truth #2 – Biblical baptism always follow faith in Jesus as Savior.
Truth #4 – Biblical baptism is the believers public profession.
Truth #4 – Biblical baptism is by immersion.
Truth #5 – Biblical baptism is symbolic of Jesus death, burial and resurrection – participating in it cannot save you. Ephesians 2:8-9
Truth #6 – Biblical baptism is the first act of obedience for a new believer. Acts 8:29-39
Truth #7 – Biblical baptism is a picture of the promise that our salvation is sure. Romans 6:4

The Lord’s Supper
Truth #1 – THe Lord’s Supper is a command given by Jesus. Matthew 26:26-30; Luke 22:14-23
Truth #2 – The Lord’s Supper took place during the Passover to show that a new blood covenant with God was being established. Matthew 25:28
Truth #3 – The Lord’s Supper is a public celebration for the Church to celebrate together.
Truth #4 – The Lord’s Supper allow us to proclaim Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection until He comes.
Truth #5 – The Lord’s Supper cannot save us. Ephesians 2:8-9
Truth #6 – The Lord’s Supper brings joy to the believer’s heart because it is a promised future of living heaven.
Truth #7 – The Lord’s Supper demonstrates our oneness with one another and with Jesus Christ. Ephesians 4:1-6

Are you a faithful follower of Jesus Christ?
Is He the Lord and Savior of your life?
Have you followed through with Believers baptism after you were saved?