Ordinances of the Church
Baptism or the immersion of believers in water, and the Lord's Supper are the ordinances to be perpetuated under the Gospel
Every Christian should be baptized, not in order to be saved but because you are saved. Baptism sets forth the burial and resurrection of Christ and shows the individual's salvation by death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ (Romans 6:4,11). It is an illustration or symbol of salvation (1 Peter 3:21; 2 Corinthians 5:17) or putting on a uniform showing that we are saved (Galatians 3:27) done in obedience to Christ command. ( Matthew 28:19, 20)
Commanded by Jesus
commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the
end of the age.
Ephesians 4: 4) There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5) One Lord, One Faith, One baptism; 6) One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all
We follow the example given by Jesus
Mark 1:9) In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10) As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, He saw the heavens breaking open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove.
Alive in and Identify with Christ
Here at Antioch we observe the Lord's Supper on the First Sunday of each month. An evening Memorial Service has been set aside solely for the purpose of remembering Christ and the Lord's Supper as He has instructed us to do.
(Acts 20:7) On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper. Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight.
Memorial in remembrance and obedience
(I Corinthians 11:24) When He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25) In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26)For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.…
Who is to partake
teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
On the First Sunday we ask you to wear white to symbolize the purity and holiness of ChristAnd the remembrance of His death burial and resurrection. As we walk in obedience to the instructions He has given the body.