Title: Dying With Christ – Part One
“Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?”
There are two ordinances which God gave to the New Testament Church. An ordinance, by definition, is an outward physical act which portrays an inward spiritual experience. The first ordinance is Baptism and the second, The Lord's Supper, which is commonly known as Communion. What these two events have in common is that they focus on the Cross of Jesus, on His death and resurrection. Both these ordinances are at the very heart of the Christian Gospel and are vital to our experiencing all that is to be ours in the Christian life.
Author and Bible teacher, Charles Price, began a three-part series on Baptism, the first ordinance, which involves three movements: dying with Christ, buried with Christ, and being raised with Christ. In the first part, he explained the significance of dying with Christ, whereby a person, in the act of baptism, is going down to be immersed in water, which portrays a picture of dying with Christ.
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