by Colin Dexter

There are two ordinances that were given to the New Testament church. An ordinance, by definition, is an outward physical act that portrays an inward spiritual experience. And the two ordinances given to us in the New Testament are namely Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. What these two events share in common is that they focus on the cross of Jesus Christ. They focus on His death and on His resurrection.

The act of Baptism, whereby somebody goes down into the water, is a picture of dying with Christ, being buried with Him, and then being raised again to walk in newness of life. 

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