Worship in Spirit and Truth (7)

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27
Speaker: Brian Borgman
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The Lord Jesus gave the church two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Often times we overlook the fact that these too are acts of worship. In this message we will explore how baptism and the Lord’s Supper are acts of worship.

Allen Ross in his work, Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation, defines worship as (426):

True worship is The celebration of being in covenant fellowship with the Sovereign and holy Triune God, By means of The reverent adoration and spontaneous praise Of God’s nature and works The expressed commitment of trust and obedience To the covenant responsibilities and The memorial reenactment of entering into Covenant through ritual acts, All with the confident anticipation of the fulfillment Of the covenant promises in glory.

Discussion Questions

  1. In what ways is baptism an act of worship for the person being baptized? 
  2. How is baptism an act of worship for those witnessing the baptism? 
  3. In what ways is the Lord’s Supper an act of worship? 
  4. How is the Lord’s Supper communion with Christ and His people?