Bible List of Christian Practices and Rituals – Part One

Christian churches are known to have many rituals, ceremonies, and practices in the conduct of Christianity. This Bible list provides a listing of key Christian practices to include a short definition and key scripture references that elaborate on the meaning and purpose of these rituals and practices. This Bible list of Christian practices and rituals include baptism, communion, worship services, prayer, Bible study, evangelism, ordination, marriage, and healing. See below for the first part of the definition and meaning of key Christian practices, rituals, and ceremonies. Click Here for part two of this Bible list.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

1. Baptism.

Definition: a ceremony in which someone is touched or covered with water to welcome them into the Christian religion.

Bible References: The Baptism of Jesus (Mathew 3:13-16); Jesus tells Nicodemus in John 3:1-5, ”…Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”; Jesus tells the disciples in Matthew 28:19, ”… teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”.

2. Communion.

Definition: a Christian ceremony in which people eat bread and drink wine in order to remember the last supper of Jesus Christ.

Bible References: During the Last Supper, Matthew 26:26-28 says, “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”; In John 6:51, Jesus tells us that he is the ”living bread”.

3. Worship Services.

Definition: a Christian ceremony where believers gather to worship God , pray, and hear a sermon.

Bible References: Early Christians worshiped in the Jewish synagogues (Acts 13:14, Acts 2:46, Acts 3:1); Acts 2:42 tells us that early Christians met regularly to learn “… the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

4. Prayer.

Definition: the act or practice of speaking to God.

Bible References: Jesus tells us how to pray to God in Matthew 6:6-7: “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”; He then provide an example of prayer by reciting the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13); The Holy Spirit will assist us in what to pray for (Romans 8:26-27).

Bible List of Christian Practices, Ceremonies, and Rituals – Part Two