Havelock Community Missionary Baptist Church Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Pastor: Dwayne M. Shy Sr. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 1. In the biblical sense, what does the word “ordinance” mean? A decree or regulation; a religious rite; institution of divine authority found in the church. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 2. What does the term :baptism” (baptizo) mean? To immerse or submerge; to overflow or cover with water; to wet thoroughly or moisten; to overwhelm or over power. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 3. What does baptism mean to the Born Again believer? It is the believer’s identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 4. Under what condition would a person need to be baptized more than once? If that person was baptized as a child and was not a Born Again believer and had no understanding of what was going on. Once we accept Christ and come into the knowledge of what water baptism really means, we can do it again. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 5. Who may be baptized? Any Born Again believer. 6. Is baptism a prerequisite for salvation? NO! Absolutely not. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 7. What was the significance of the baptism of John the Baptist? To pave the way for Jesus by commanding repentance of sin. This was to prepare the hearts of the people to receive Jesus when He came on the scene. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 8. Does HCMBC practice the baptism of infants? NO. The child must reach sufficient maturity. They should be able to comprehend and express to others what accepting Christ (salvation) is. Infants are normally dedicated…back to God. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 9. Into whose name should we be baptized? The Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Ghost) Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 10. Why was baptism instructed in Acts 2:38? For the remission of sin. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 11. What are the pre-requisites to the privileges and benefits of becoming a part of a church family? Being a Born Again believer (Being Saved) Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 12. What are elements of the Lord’s Supper? The Cup, Unleavened Bread, and fruit of the vine. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 13. What does each of these elements signify/represent? Cup- The work of Christ. Unleavened Bread- The broken body of Jesus Christ. Fruit of the vine- The shed blood of Jesus Christ. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 14. What should communion mean to the church? In remembrance of the covenant relationship between Christ and the church, and the commemoration of His death. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 15. What must believers do, according to the Word of God before they partake in then lord’s Supper? Do a thorough self examination. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 16. Define “transubstantiation. The theological doctrine that the bread and fruit of the vine of the Eucharist are transformed into the presence of Christ; although their appearance remains the same. The conversion of one substance into another. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 17. Who can receive communion? Any Born Again believer. 18. How often should we take communion? According to 1 Cor 11:25-26, there are are no specific times. Most ministries observe this ordinance once per month, usually on the 1st Sunday. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper 19. 1 Cor 11;29 speaks of eating and drinking unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. Who then is worthy and how is he made worthy? The believer is made worthy through the atoning blood of Jesus, confession of sins, right fellowship with his/her neighbor. A person with a righteous heart positions them for communion. WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?