Baptism and Communion
The Importance of Water Baptism
Water baptism is a choice you make to declare to others that you are a follower of Jesus. It is usually done when you trust Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. By being baptised, you are making a statement to family and friends that you have accepted Jesus into your life and that you are starting to walk a new life of faith.
The symbolism of baptism of being completely immersed beneath the water is a picture of death and resurrection. This portrays your desire to leave behind your old life and start a new life journey among the family of God’s people.
Baptism does not make you sinless nor perfect it is more a statement of your obedience to Jesus and intent to live for Him. We should all be baptised. Even Jesus was baptised in obedience to the Father.
“As soon as Jesus was baptised, 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. And a voice from heaven said, This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:13-17)
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The Importance of Holy Communion
Jesus said: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day” (John 6:54).
Communion is a powerful declaration people who gather together to worship Jesus. Central to communion is the significance of the cross of Jesus and the forgiveness of sin he offers to those who believe and follow him. Various churches use different names to describe this including Table of the Lord, the Cup of the Lord, the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, and the Communion, or Holy Communion.
Communion is to be taken by every follower of Jesus, and when we do so, it is a powerful declaration of our unity and mutual dependency upon Him. We take the bread which represents Christ’s body which was broken for us. In doing so, we bring our own lives to God and offer them afresh to Him. We take the cup or drink as a symbol of the blood of Christ which was shed for our sin and reflect on the forgiveness he offers us individually and corporately. This is why communion is done together with other believers in Jesus. We will do this until Jesus returns for his church. In our church, we celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month.
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