From the beginning, God had a plan for mankind; but man decided to chart his own destiny. Even though this action brought separation between God & man, God in His mercy, made a way to restore our broken relationship – through our faith in Jesus Christ.
Just as a wedding ring is an outward expression of marriage, water baptism is an outward expression of a commitment to follow Jesus. If you have accepted God’s gift of salvation, and if He’s the one you are now committed to, then water baptism is the next vital step in your walk with Christ.
During the Last Supper when Jesus ate His last Passover meal with the disciples, He fulfilled one of the rituals that the Jews had been practicing during that ceremonial meal since the time of Moses. He was about to become the Passover Lamb and be slain, and He took the wine and bread, teaching the disciples a new way to commemorate Him. He instructed them not to wait for Passover to have this communion, but to do it often, in remembrance of Him.
Believers are encouraged to participate in communion, and we generally have it as part of our service once a month. You can read more about communion by clicking these verse links: Exodus 12, Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:17-25; Luke 22:7-22; and John 13:21-30, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29, 1 Corinthians 11:27-29
Essentials of the Faith
This foundations class is offered every semester at our School of Ministry to help you in your Christian walk. Learning what the Bible says and how to communicate with God through prayer and His word will help you grow and mature in your faith. If you don’t take a class like this one, we encourage you to find a mature believer who will commit to helping you with these basics.