Rooted in my Knowledge of Baptism and The Lord's Supper

By Pastor Derick Easter, October 20, 2020

Be Rooted in what you believe about Baptism:

Baptism … is intended to be, to the person baptized, a sign of his fellowship with Christ in His death and resurrection, and of his being engrafted into Christ, and of the remission of sins. Read Acts 10:47-48

  1. Baptism is a symbol of salvation, not the means of salvation.

Acts 2:41 Acts 8:12 Acts 16:30-34 Acts 18:18

  1. Baptism is a symbol of cleansing from sin, not the means of cleansing from sin.
  1. Baptism is a symbol of our total identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
  1. Baptism is a symbol of our identification with the church.
  1. Therefore, baptism should be restricted to believers.
  1. Baptism is an act of obedience to Jesus Christ who commanded it.

What does the Lords Supper Mean : The primary biblical text on the nature and meaning of the Lord’s Supper/Table and Communion is 1 Corinthians 11:23-34. Here are ten brief observations on what we see in this text.

  1. Remember of the person and work of Jesus: “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Cor. 11:25).

2) This remembrance is commanded.

  1. This remembrance entails the use of tangible elements: bread and wine.
  1. It is a personal remembrance.
  1. In this remembering there is also confession.
  1. In this remembering we also proclaim the Lord's death till he comes.
  1. To partake of the Lord's Table in an unworthy manner (v. 27) is to take it without regard to its true worth, not yours. meal.
  1. To be “guilty of the body and blood of the Lord” (v. 27) is to treat as common.
  1. We are to test our motives and attitudes as we approach the table.

10) Finally, failure to do so may lead to divine discipline (1 Cor. 11:29-34).