Ordinances of the Church


John 12:20-36

What was Jesus teaching through His picture of a kernel?

What does He mean in verse 25?

What emotions did He portray in verse 27?

How can Jesus be both the Christ that remains forever and the Son of man lifted up?

What does it mean to you to lose your life?

In what ways is it similar to Jesus death and resurrection?

To what area of your life is God calling you to die? What is hardest about being obedient?

Water Baptism

(Baptize means to immerse)

Why should I be baptized by immersion (dunking)?

Matthew 3:16-example of Jesus

Romans 6:1-7

Burial and Resurrection

Outward Testimony

Identifies us with Jesus

Helps seal our commitment

When should I be baptized?

Acts 2:41

Acts 8:12

Acts 8:35-38

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

I Corinthians 11:23-25

Bread (symbol of the body of Christ)

Wine  (symbol of the blood shed for the remission of our sins)

Communion is a command of Christ

Communion is a time of remembrance

Communion is a time of celebration

Communion is a time of healing ( body, spirit, and soul)

Communion is a time of anticipation

WARNING I Corinthians 11:28 Need to examine ourselves before participating

Memory Verse     John 12:26 “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”