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The church is the place to celebrate baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Last updated on February 14, 2022

Category Baptism

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

God has given the church two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both are simple acts with rich symbolic meaning.
Baptism is the outward sign of God’s forgiveness and of receiving a new life in Jesus Christ. When somebody becomes a Christian and becomes member of a church, he or she is baptized.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic meal where believers eat a piece of bread and drink a little wine, representing Jesus’ body and blood. Jesus commanded His disciples to do so: “Do this in remembrance of Me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:25-26).
The Lord’s Supper is a strong reminder of His sacrificial death on our behalf. It reminds us how His body and His blood were given as a ransom for sin. Taking communion strengthens our faith and honors Jesus for His offer of salvation.

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper together is also a powerful expression of the unity of all believers, since they all share in the salvation earned by Jesus: “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Corinthians 10:17).

Have you been baptized? And do you regularly take communion?

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