This week Digging Deeper will ask the question, what are the ordinances of the Church?
Read: Matthew 28:19; 1Corinthians 12:4-6; 2Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 3:14-17; 4:4-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; Hebrews 6:4-6; 1 John 3:23-24; 4:2; Jude 1:20-21; Revelation 1:4-5
What part of the ministry of Jesus does Baptism connects us with? As you read through these verses what do you learn about the members of the Trinity? How does triune immersion connect us with God? Going into the water of a bath will cleanse you? What does baptism symbolize spiritually? As a Christ-follower how are you connected to His death? How about His burial? How are you connected to His resurrection? Triune immersion is the only symbol that symbolizes all that baptism stands for. How are the different positions of baptism connected to the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ? Standing in the waters symbolizes what? Kneeling symbolizes what? Submersion into the water symbolizes what? Standing up from the baptism symbolizes what?