Sacrament of Baptism

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Birds: symbolize our spiritual nature
Proverbs 18:14
The human spirit will endure sickness…
Ecclesiastes 3:21
Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward…

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Baptismal font and 3 flowers (represent universal fellowship)
John 3:5
Jesus answered, “…unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 22:16
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.

Chi Rho: represents Christ, baptized into Christ, coming into the fellowship through baptism
I Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ship: symbol of the church
Ephesians 1:22b, 23
…the church is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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Handshake: symbol of fellowship
Galatians 2:9b
…they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship…

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