Two Ordinances

1 March 2020

Two Ordinances

1. Communion

1 Corinthians 11:23-28
27  So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an
unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of
the Lord. 28  Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the
bread and drink from the cup.

a) Remembering Jesus’ Body
23  For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord
Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  24  and when he had given
thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in
remembrance of me.”

b) Remembering Jesus’ Blood
25  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the
new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance
of me.”

c) Remembering Jesus’ Resurrection
26  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the
Lord’s death until he comes.


2. Baptism

a) Obedience to Jesus
Matthew 28:18-20
18  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me.  19  Therefore go and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit,  20  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded
you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

b) Following Jesus
Matthew 3:13-17
13  Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by
John.  14  But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you,
and do you come to me?”
15  Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all
righteousness.” Then John consented.
16  As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that
moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like
a dove and alighting on him.  17  And a voice from heaven said, “This is my
Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

c) Identifying with Jesus
Romans 6:1-4
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may
increase?  2  By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we
live in it any longer?  3  Or don’t you know that all of us who were
baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  4  We were
therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as
Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too
may live a new life.

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