baptism and the Lord's supper

As a Baptist church, we recognize two biblical ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s supper. These are actions that Jesus directly commanded his followers to practice until his return.  Members of LFSBC are baptized believers and regularly observe the Lord’s supper together.  Each of these ordinances paints a vivid picture of the gospel message we believe and proclaim. 

Baptism

One of the most treasured acts that we practice as a church family, baptism is the first step of obedience in following Jesus for a new believer. 


"Go therefore and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the

Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."

Matthew 28:19


Water baptism is a rich symbolic act that displays your faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as your act of dying to sin and living a new life by the power of God's Spirit in you. 


If you have put your trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins and the eternal life that He gives, baptism is the biblical way to publicly identify yourself as his follower. 

The Lord's supper

The Lord's Supper is celebrated at LFSBC as part of our morning worship on the first Sunday of every other month. We encourage all followers of Jesus who confess him as Lord and Savior and have received believer’s baptism to share this act of worship with us, even if they do not yet belong to our local body. 


We do ask that parents take care to explain to children the meaning of this act and allow a child to participate only after he or she has professed faith in Christ.


Jesus took the bread and broke it and gave thanks and gave it to them saying, 

"This is my body given for you, do this in remembrance of me."

Luke 22:19