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Bootcamp Part 2 Lesson 3

Christian Boot Camp
Pt 2 Lesson 3

The Ordinances of the Church

The church is to practice and observe the ordinances given to it by Jesus Christ. An ordinance is “an authorized decree . . . or order.” – something ordained or decreed by God, or “a prescribed practice or ceremony”. Jesus gave two and only two such ordinances to the church.

I. Baptism

A. The Mode of Baptism

i. Pouring water on the head is baptism…. katacheo (Matt.26:7)

ii. Sprinkling water on the head is baptism…. rantizmo (Heb. 9:13)

iii. Total immersion…. baptizo (Matt. 3:15)

B. The Meaning of Baptism

(Rom.6:1-11)

C. The Motive for Baptism

(Matt. 10:32,33)

II. The Lord’s Supper

A. The Meaning of The Lord’s Supper

i. The bread

ii. The juice

B. The observance

(1 Cor. 11: 25).

i. Who Should Partake of The Lord’s Supper?

ii. Should it be open and restricted?

Conclusion:

 

 

Learning Activities

I. Baptism

A. Read the following passages of scripture.
1. Matthew 3:1 17
2. Matthew 28:16 20
3. John 3:22 24; 4:1 3
4. Acts 2:37 47
5. Romans 6:1 11

B. Baptism means ___________________________________.

C. Why did Jesus come to John? ______be ______________ (Matthew 13 17)

D. The mode of baptism is: ___________________________________.

E. Baptism symbolizes _______________, _______________, and ________________. (Romans 6:4 5)

F. Baptism is administered only to those who have_____________ . (Acts 2:38)

G. A person should be baptized to be _________________ to Christ. (Matthew 28:19)

H. When a person is baptized, he becomes a member of the ______________________. (Acts 2:41, 47)

II. The Lord’s Supper

A. Read the following passages of scripture.
1. Matthew 26:17 30
2. 1 Corinthians 11:17 34
3. John 13: 21 30

B. How many were at the first Lord’s Supper? ________________ , (Matthew 26:20; John 18:29, 30)

C. Why was Mary and Martha and Lazarus, and Mary the Lord’s
mother not at the Lord’s Supper? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

D. Should an unbaptized Christian partake of the Lord’s Supper?_________________. (yes or no)

E. Should people of differing beliefs partake of the Lord’s Supper together? _______________ (1Corinthians 11: 17 20)

F. The unleavened bread represents ______ _______ _________. (Matthew 26:26)

G. The unfermented grape juice represents _______ ___________ __________. (Matthew 26:27, 28)

H. Why do churches still observe the Lord’s Supper? _____________________________ ___________________________________________________(1Corinthians 11:25)

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