Why We Do It- The Ordinances of the Church

November 29, 2020   /   United Church

Water Baptism

“Go therefore and make disciples of nations, them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Whoever and is will be , but whoever does not will be .” – Mark‬ ‭16:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“”Can anyone water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.” Acts‬ ‭10:47-48‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“We were therefore with him by baptism into , in order that, just as Christ was from the by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in .” – Romans‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements –bread and the fruit of the vine– is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4)

The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26)

The Lord’s Supper is a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

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