Some denominations refer to the ordinances as sacraments. They may believe in other ordinances in addition to Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These people generally believe that the “sacraments” minister grace to those who observe them; thus Baptist do not use this term. We believe the ordinances are symbolic acts and do not minister grace in that way.
Before Jesus came, animals were sacrificed to atone for sin. This taught the principle of substitution and that “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” It wasn’t possible for animals to provide atonement for people. Jesus came and offered Himself as our sacrifice, once for all.
To be rescued when in a helpless and hopeless situation. Salvation includes being delivered from the penalty of sin, being delivered from the power of sin, and, one day, being delivered from even the presence of sin.
40. What is the first commandment?
A. The first commandment is, You shall have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7
41. What does the first commandment teach us?
A: To worship God only.
Isaiah 45:5-6; Matthew 4:10; Revelation 22:8-9
The church will be having a fish fry for Mother’s Day lunch following the morning service on May 14.
There will also be other meats for those who do not like fish. The men will be cooking for the women and there is a sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary for the items needed.
If you have any questions, please see Ken Boswell.