July 17, 2022 AM
(#2 in series)
The Sacraments: Baptism
The sacraments of baptism and communion are simple practices instituted by Jesus and graciously given to the church, which reflect Christ's redemption of sinners and symbolize God's inner work in the lives of believers. The sacraments reflect a reality far beyond water, bread, and wine for those who have eyes to see and a heart to understand.
Our relationship with God grows at the intersection of two words:
__ and __.
Christian baptism is a symbolic act of __ that identifies a person with Jesus while telling the __ story.
There are at least seven physical or symbolic baptisms found in the Bible:
1) The baptism of Moses (1 Corinthians 10:1-3)
2) The baptism of __ (Mark 1:4)
3) The baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)
4) The baptism of __ (Matthew 3:11-12)
5) The baptism of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14)
6) The baptism of the __ (Mark 10:35-39)
7) The baptism of believers (Matthew 28:19)
Help follows __.
The only prerequisite for believer's baptism is __ in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Jesus gave the Church two sacraments to remember His death:
- Baptism is a one-time __ to mark our new life in Christ.
- Communion is an __ ordinance to remind us of the price paid for our redemption.