A RABBI’S WRIT
THE SEVEN AND A HALF WEEK PERIOD prior to Easter started this week with the passing of Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) and Ash Wednesday. On the first Sunday (February 22) of this journey we will observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism was described by the Apostle Peter as “an appeal to God for a good conscience” (I Peter 3:21). If you have trusted Jesus and followed Him in baptism, then I pray that the observance of baptism will once again remind you of your beginning in faith and your continual walk with Him. Certainly, each of us as Christians should seek renewal of our conscience daily.
The Lord’s Supper proclaims God’s salvation to us in clear, definable ways. Jesus died for us. His body, unmarred by sin, was that perfect sacrifice. His blood cleansed us from our sin- forgiveness is possible only through His blood. So, as we. . .read more here