a.) Baptism is a one time, obedient act of a believer immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as a sign of faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, and union with the visible body of Christ. It is a pre-requisite to church membership, but not a means of grace.
Matt 3:6,16, 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-39;Rom 6:3-5;
b.) The Lord’s Supper is a repeated act for the church as a sign of a believers union in Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and his substitutionary sacrifice for sins on the cross, through the eating of bread and drinking of the fruit of the vine, representing the blood and body of Jesus. We celebrate it often, reminding one another of our sin, salvation and the anticipated return of Jesus.
Acts 2:41-42; I Cor 11:23-28