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Q. 175. What is the duty of Christians, after they have received the sacrament of the Lord's Supper?

; A. The duty of Christians, after they have received the facrament of the Lord's Supper, is seriously to consider how they have behaved themselves therein, and with what fuccels b; if they find quickening and comfort, to bless God for ito, beg the continuance of itd, watch against relapses e, fül

fil 2 Jer. 1. 5. They shall ask the way the Levites, and the priests praised to Zion with their faces thither- the Lord day by day, singing with ward, saying, Come and let us join loud instruments unto the Lord,&c. ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual Acts ii. 42. And they continued stedcovenant that shall not be forgotten. fastly in the apostles doctrine and Pfal. I. 5.Gather my faints together fellowship, and in breaking of bread, unteme: thoie that have made a co- and in prayers. V.46. And they convenant with me by sacrifice. tinuing daily with one accord in the

a Aets ii. 42. And they continued temple, and breaking bread from Itedfastly in the apostles doctrine and house to house, did eat their meat fellowship, and in breaking of bread, with gladnessand singleness of heart, and in prayers.

v. 47. praising God and having fa. 175.6 Pfal. xxviii. 7. The Lord your with all the people, is my strength and my fhield, my d Psal. xxxvi. 10. O continue thy heart trusted in him, and I am help- loving kindnessuntothem that know ed: therefore my heart greatly re- thee; and thy righteousness to the joiceth, and with my long will I upright in heart. Cant. iii. 4. It was praise him. Pfal. lxxxv, 8. I will but a little that I passed from them, hear what God the Lord will speak: but I found him whom my soul lovfor he will speak peace unto his peo- eth: I held him, and would not let ple and to his faints:, but let them him go, until I had brought him innot turn again to folly, I Cor. xi. to my mothers house, and into the 17. Now in this that I declare unto chamber of her that conceived me. you, I praise you not, that you come 1 Chron, xxix. 18. O Lord God of together not for the better, but for Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel our the worse. v. 30. For this cause ma- fathers, keep this for ever in the iny are weak and sickly among you, magination of the thoughts of the and many fleep. v. 31. For if we heart of thy people, and prepare would judge ourselves, we should their heart unto thee. not be judged.

ei Cor. x. 3. And did all eat the Ć 2 Chron. xxx, 21, 22, 23, 25, fame fpiritual meat; v.4. And did 26. v. 21. And the children of If- all drink the same spiritual drink; rael that were present at Jerusalem, (for they drank of that fpiritual kept the feast of unleavened bread Rock that followed them: and that feven days with great gladness: and Rock was Chrift.) v. s. But with


fil their vowsf, and encourage themselves to a frequent altendance on that ordinanceg: but, if they find -no present benefit, more exactly to review their preparation to, and carriage at the sacrament h; in both which if they can approve themselves to God and their own consciences, they are to wait for the fruit of it in due timei: but, if they see they


hare many of them God was not well low shall I put it on? I have walhpleased: for they were overthrowned my feet, how Thall I defile them? in the wilderness. v. 12 Wherefore V.4. My beloved put in his hand by let him that thinketh he standeth, the hole of the door, and my bowtake heed left he fall.

els were moved for him. v. 5. I rose f Pfal. I. 14. Offer unto God up to open to my beloved, and my thanksgiving, and pay thy vows un hands dropped with myrrh, and my to the most High.

fingers with Tweet smelling myrrh 8 i Cor. xi. 25. After the fame upon the handles of the lock, v.6. manner also he took the cup, when I opened to my beloved, but my be'he had fupped, saying, This cup is loved had withdrawn himself, and the new testament in any blood": this was gone: my soul failed when he do ye, as oft'as ye drink it, in re- fpake: I fought him, but I could not membrance of me: v. 26. For as of- find him;J called him, but he gave ten as ye eat this bread, and drink me no answer. this cup, ye do fhew the Lords death i Flal. cxxiii. 1. Unto thee kft I till he come. A&s ii. 42. And they up mine eyes, O thou that dwellelt continued stedfastly in the apostles in the heavens. *v.2. Behold, as the doctrine and fellowship, and in break- eyes of fervants look unto the hand ing of bread, and in prayers. v. 46. of their maiters, and as the eyes of And they continuing daily with one a maiden unto the hand of her mifaccord in the temple, and breaking treis: foour eyes wait upon the Lord bread from house to house, did ear our God, until that he have mercy their meat with gladneis and fingle upon us. Pfal. xlii. 5. Why art thou ness of heart.

cast down, Omý foul? and why art h* Cant. v. i. I am come into my thou disquieted in me? hope thou in garden, iny fiter, my spouse; I have God, for I shall yet praise him for gathered my myrrh with my spice, the help of his countenance. v. 8. i have eaten my honey.comb with Yet the Lord will command his lor. my honey, I have drunk my winė ing-kindness in the day-time, and in with my milk: eat, О friends, drink, the night his song shall be with me, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved and my prayer unto the God ef my v. 2. I sleep, but my heart waketh: life. Pfal. xliii. 3. O send out thy it is the voice of my beloved that light and thy truth; let them lead knocketh, saying, Open to me, my me, let them b:ing me anto thy holy sister, my love, my dove, my unde hill, and to thy tabernacles. v. 4. filed: for my head is filled with dew, Then will I gounto the altarof God, and

my locks with the drops of the unto God my exceeding joy: yea, night. v. 3. I have put off my coat, upon the harp will I praise thee, O


have failed in either, they are to be humbled k, and to attend upon it afterward with more care and diligencel.

Q. 176. Wherein do the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper agree?"..

A. The facraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper agree, in that the author of both is God m; the spiritual part of both is Christ and his benefits n; both are seals of the same


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God, my God. v.5. Why art thou David said unto them, Ye are the cast down, Omy soul? and why art chief of the fathers of the Levites: thou disquieted within me? hope in fanctify yourselves both ye and your God, for I thall yet praile him, who brethren, that you may bring up the is the health of my countenance and ark of the Lord God of Ifrael, unto

the place that I have prepared for * 2 Chron. xxx. 18. For a multi- it. v. 13. For because you did it not tude of the people, even many of E at the first, the Lord our God made phraim and Manasseh, Iffachar and a breach upon us, for that we fought Zebulun, had not cleansed them- him not after the due order. v. 14. felves, yet did they eat the passover, So the priests and Levites fanctified otherwise than it was written: but themselves to bring up the ark of the Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, Lord God of Israel. The good Lord pardon every one 176. m Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye v. 19. that prepareth his heart to therefore and teach all nations, bapseek God, the Lord God of his fa- tizing them in the name of the Fathers, tho' he be not cleansed accor- ther, and of the Son, and of the Hoding to the purification of the fanc- ly Ghost. 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have tuary. Ifa.i, 16. Wath ye, make you received of the Lord, that which I clean, put away the evil of your do- also delivered unto you, That the ings from before mine eyes; cease to Lord Jesus, the fame night in which do evil. v. 18. Come now, and let he was betrayed, took bread, us reason together, faith the Lord: » Rom, vi. 3. Know ye not, that though your fins be as fcarlet, they fo many of us as were baptized into Thall be white as snow; tho’they be Jesus Christ, were baptized into his red like crimson, they shall be as death? v.


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ried with him by baptism into death: 1 2 Cor. vii, 11. For behold, this that like as Christ was raised up from felf-fame thing that ye forrowed af- the dead by the glory of his Father, ter a godly sort, what carefulness it even so we also thould walk in newwrought in you, yea, what clearing ness of life. i Cor. X. 16. The cup of yourselves, yea, what indignati- of blessing which we bless, is it not on, yea, what fear, yea, what vehe- the communion of the blood of ment defire, yea, what zeal, yea, Christ? the bread which we break, what revenge ! in all things ye have is it not the communion of the body approved yourselves to be clear in of Christ? this matter. i Chron. IV, 12. And

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covenanto, are to be dispensed by ministers of the gospel and by none other p, and to be continued in the church of Christ until his second coming 9.

Q.177. Wherein do the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper differ?

A. The sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper dif. fer, in that baptism is to be admiạistred but once, with water, to be a sign and seal of our regeneration and ingrafting into Christr, and that even to infants/; whereas the Lord's Sip

per o Rom. iv. 11. And he received foaccount of us, as of the mini:ters of the sign of circumcifion, a seal of the Chrilt, and stewards of the mysteries righteousness of the faith, which he of God. Heb.v.4. And no maniak. had yet being uncircumcised: that eth this honour unto himself, but he he might be the father of all them that is called of God, as was Aaron. that believe, though they be not cir Mat. xxviii. 19. Goye jherefore cumcised; that righteousness might and teach ail n itions, bapti ir them be imputed unto them allo. Com- in the name of the Father, and of pared with Col. ii. 12. Buried with the Son, and of the Holy Grat: F. him in baptism, wherein also ye are 20. Teaching them to observe all risen with him through the faith of things whattoever I have commandthe operation of God, who hath rai- ed you: and lo, I am with you alsed him from the dead. Mat. xxvi. way, even unto the end of the world. 27. And he took the cup, and gave Amen. 1 Cor. xi. 26. For as often thanks, and gave it to them, saying, as ye eat this bread and drink this Drink ye all of it: v. 28. For this is cup, ye do thew the Lords death my blood of the newtestament which till he come. is shed for many for the remiffion of 177. - Mat. iii. II. I indeed bapfins.


with water, unto repen. p John i. 33. And I knew him tance; but he that cometh after me, not: but he that sent me to baptize is inightier than I, whole thoes I am with water, the same faid unto me, not worthy to bear: he thall baptize Upon whom thou shalt see the Spi- you with the Holy Gholt, and with rit defcending and remaining on fire. Tit. iii. 5. Not by works of him, the fame is he who baptizeth righteousness, which we have done, with the Holy Ghost. Mat. xxviii. but according to his mercy he saved


therefore and teach all us by the waihing of regeneration, nations, baptizing them in the name and renewing of the Holy Ghoit. of the Father, and of the Son, and Gal. iii. 27. For as many of

you as of the Holy Ghost. 1 Cor. xi. 23. have been baptizedinto Christ, have For I have received of the Lord, put on Christ. that which also I delivered unto / Gen, xvï.6. And I will establish you, That the Lord Jesus, the same may covenant between me and thee, night in which he was betrayed, and thy seed after thee, in their took bread. 1 Cor. iv. 1. Let a man nerations, for an everlalting cove.





per is to be administred often, in the elements of bread and wine, to represent and exhibit Christ as spiritual nourishment to the soult, and to confirm our continuance and growth in him v, and that only to such as are of years and ability to examine themselves w.

Q. 178. What is prayer?

A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto Godx, in the name of Christ y, by the help of his Spirit z; with confeffion of our fins a, and thankful acknowledgment of his

mernant; to be a God unto thee, and this' bread, and drink this cup, ye to thy feed after thee. v. 9. And do shew the Lords death till he God faid unto Abraham, Thou come. shalt keep my covenant therefore, v i Cor. x. 16. The


of bles. thou, and thy feed after thee, in sing which we bless, is it not the their generations. A&ts ii. 38. Then communion of the blood of Christ? Peter said unto them, Repent, and the bread which we break, is it not be baptized every one of you in the the communion of the body of name of Jesus Christ, for the remif- Christ? fion of fins, and ye shall receive the w 1 Cor. xi. 28. But let a man gift of the Holy Ghost. v. 39. For examine himself and to let him eat the promise is unto you, and to your of that bread, and drink of that cup. children, and to all that are afar off, . v. 29. For he that eateth and drinkeven as many as the Lord our God eth unworthily, eateth and drinketh, shall call, i Cor.vii. 14. For the un• damnation to himielf, not discernbelieving husband is fanctified by the ing the Lords body. wife, and the unbelieving wife is 178. * Pfal. Ixii. 8. Trust in him fanctified by the husband: else were at all times; ye people pour out your your children unclean: but now are hearts before him: God'is a refuge they holy.

Selah.' s 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have receiv John xvi. 23. And in that day ed of the Lord, that which also lo ye shall ask me nothing: verily, vedelivered unto you, that the Lord rily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye Jefus, the fame night in which he thall ask the Father in my name, he was betrayed, took bread: v. 24. will give it you. And when he had given thanks, he z Rom. viii. 26. Likewise the Spibrake it, and faid, Take, eat; this rit also helpeth our infirmities : for is my body, which is broken for we know not what we should pray you: this do in remembrance of for as we ought: but the Spirit itme. v. 25. After the same manner self maketh intercession for us with also he took the cup, when he had groanings which cannot be utterfupped, saying, this cup is the new ed. testament in my blood : this do ye, a Pfal. xxxii. 5. I acknowledged 25 oft as ye drink it, in remembrance my sin unto thee, and mine iniquiof me. V. 26. For as often as ye eat ty have I not hid: I said, I will con


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