Drawing Near to God | Water Baptism & Communion

“Drawing Near to God” Part 2 “Water Baptism & Communion”

Mat. 28:18-20 – NLT

Rom. 6:3-6 – NLT

I. The Mandate of water baptism

Mandate: an order or command

*Nowhere in scripture do we get the impression that water baptism was somehow “optional” for believers.

II. The Method of water baptism

III. The Meaning of water baptism

A. It identifies us with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus

B. It signifies our commitment to Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord

C. It signifies the cleansing we have experienced by the blood of Jesus

D. It signifies the offering of our lives in service to Jesus Christ

I Cor. 11:23-26- NLT

I Cor. 10:16-17 – NLT

Four “looks” from the Lord’s Table:

1. We look back – vs. 26

2. We look within – vs.28

3. We look around – 10:17

4. We look ahead – vs.26

Mat. 26:29 – NLT

Are you drawing close?