YOU ARE... IDENTIFIED: Resource Guide


Memory Verser for YOU ARE...IDENTIFIED:
Acts 2:38 - And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one
of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Family Worship Resources for YOU ARE...IDENTIFIED:
New City Catechism - Questions #43-47
The Ology - #55 The Lord’s Supper; #56 Baptism

Home Group Book Study for YOU ARE...IDENTIFIED:
Concise Theology - Baptism, pg. 212-216; The Lord’s Supper, pg. 217-219

Home Group Discussion Questions for YOU ARE...IDENTIFIED:
-In your spiritual background, how was baptism viewed and practiced? Was there anything new that you learned about baptism this week?
-How would you counsel someone who said "I'm a Christian, but I'm just not ready to be baptized yet"?
-If comfortable, share your own story of baptism with your Home Group
-In the Lord's Supper, why are both the bread and the cup significant?
-Why do you think that Christ instituted this practice as an ongoing practice for the people of God? What benefit does the Lord's supper have for us spiritually?

Recommended Worship Songs for YOU ARE...IDENTIFIED:
In the church, we celebrate the realities of the Gospel through two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's table. We sing of the reality of baptism in Matt Maher's song, Christ Is Risen. We identify with Christ's death and resurrection because we have died to our old self and have been made new (2 Cor 5:17). And the hymn, Nothing But the Blood, reminds us that the body and blood of Christ, or his death, was the price paid to set us free from sin and restore us into fellowship with God.

Christ Is Risen
(lyrics included in video)

Nothing But The Blood
What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Oh precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

For my pardon, this I see
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
For my cleansing this my plea
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Nothing can for sin atone
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
Naught of good that I have done
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

This is all my hope and peace
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
This is all my righteousness
Nothing but the blood of Jesus