Baptism & Communion

Acts 2:38 ~ The Beautiful Mystery of Baptism & Communion

This week we took a break from our verse-by-verse study in order to process what we’ve been studying the past couple of weeks. There are only two sacred ordinances which the Lord Jesus established for His followers: Baptism  and Communion .

Since these are observed differently depending on one’s denomination, we took the entire class time to measure our individual backgrounds against the Scripture. Our class is made up of people from a variety of denominations*, so it was really interesting to hear different traditions and perspectives.

We concluded that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper were commanded by Christ, and a person’s experience with the Lord during the observance of each “ritual” is a beautiful mystery. We are thankful to serve a God who is with us: Emmanuel. 

* Denominational backgrounds represented in our class: Church of Christ, Southern Baptist, Methodist, Holiness Pentecostal, American Indian (Baptist), Reformed, Wesleyan, Non-Denominational, and Catholic.

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The Beautiful Mystery of Baptism & Communion
Acts 2:38-41

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.
There was no PowerPoint this week. 

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission), and she is on the board of directors at Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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