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Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation?

Å. The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them, but only by the blessing of Christ v, and the working of his spirit in them that by faith receive them w,

R. 92. What is a Sacrament?

A. A Sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible figns, Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed and applied to believers x,

Q: 93. Which are the Sacraments of the New Testament?

Ā. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptilmy, and the Lord's supper. ?.

Q: 94 2. 10. And with all deceivableness W I Cor.12:13; For by one spirit of unrighteousness in them that are we all baptized into one body, perish, because they received not whether we be Jews of Gentiles, the love of the truth, that they whether we be bond or free; and might be saved.

have been all made to drink into f Pfalni 119.11.Thy word have one fpirit. I bid in mine heart, that I might 92: xGen. 17.7.And I will esta: por sin against thee.

blish mycovenant between meand t Luke 8. 15. But that on the good thce, and thy feed after thee, in ground are they,whichin anhoneft theirgenerations for an eyerlalting and good heart, having heard the covenant, to be a God unto thee's word, keep it, and bring forth fruit and to thy feed after thee. v. 10, with patience. James 1. 25. But This ismycovenant, which ye shall wholo looketh into the perfect law keep between me & you, and thy of liberty and continueth therein, lecd aftep thee; every man-child be being not a forgetful hearer,but among you shall be circumcised, a doer of the work,this man ha! Exod. 2.throughout. Il.or 11.23

, be blessed in his deed.

For Į haye received of the Lord, 91.7 1.Pet 3.21. The like figure thatwhich alloldeliyeredunto you, whereunto,even baptism,doth allo That the Lord Jesus, the lame night now save us, not the putting away in which he was betrayed, took the fifth of the flesh, but the answer bread v, 26. Foras often as ye eat of a good conscience towardsGod, this bread, & drink this cup, ye do by the resurrection of Jesus Chrilt, thew the Lord's death tillbe come, Matth:3.11. I indeed baptize you 93 y Mat. 28, 19. Go ye there. with water unto repentance;but he fore& teach all nations, baptizing that conieth after me, is mightier them in the name of the Father, & tban I, wholelhoes I amnot worthy of the Son, and of the holy Ghost, to bear; he shall baptize you with z Mat.26.26. And as they were the holy Ghoft,& with fire, I Cor. eating, Jesus took bread, and blel: 3.6.1 have planted,.A pollos water, fed it, and brake it, and gave it to ed: but God gave the increase 27. the disciples, and said, Tåke, eat; So then,neither is he that planteth this is my body v.27. And he toob any thing, neither he thatwatereth; the cup, and gave thanks, & gave but God that giveth the increase it to them, saying, drink ye all of

Q. 04. What is bapifm?

A. Baptism is a Sacrament,wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the, holy Ghost adoth signify and feal our ingrafting into Christ and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord's bo

Q. 95: To whom is baptifm to be administred?

A. Baptism is not to be administred to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Chrift, and obedience to himc; but the infants of such as are members of the visible.church, are to be baptized d.

Q. 96. What is the Lord's Supper?

A. The Lord's Supper is a Sacrament, wherein by giving and receiving bread and wine according to Christ's appointment, his death is Thewed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their fpiritual nourishment, and growth in grace. e.

Q. 37 át: v.28. For this is my bloodofthe evenas many as the Lord our God new teltament which is shed for fallcall.Gen.17, 10.Seeinletter x. many for the remillion of fins.

Compared with Col. 2, 1, Inwhom 94 a Mat 19.28. See in lecter y. also ye årecircumcisedwiththe cir

b Rom 6.4 Therefore we are cumcision made without hands, in buried with him by baptifm into putting off the body of the sins of death: that like as Chriltwas raised the flesh, by the circuncifion of upfromthe dead by the gloryof the Christ v: 12. Buried with him in Father even so we also Ihould walk baptism, wherein also ye are risen in newness of life, Gal. 3 27. For with him thro' the faith of the as many of you as have been bap- operation of God who hath raised tized intoChrift,have put on Christ hinı from the dead. I Cor: 7. 14.

95.c A&s 8.36.And as theywent Fortheunbelieving husband is fanon their way, they came unto a ctificd by the wife, & the unbelieeertain water: & the Eunuch said, ying wife is fanctified by the hus. See, here is water; what doth hin- band; else were your children un. der me to be baptized? 7. 37. And clean, but now are they holy. Philip said, if thou believest with 96.2 Cor.11 23, For I have reall thine, heart, thou mayest. And ceived of the Lord, that whichalía he antwered & faid I believe that Idelivereduntoyou,That the Lord Jesiis Chriftis the Son of God. Acts Jesus, the same night in which he 2:38. Then Peter said unto them, was betrayed, took bread : ? 24. Repent,and be baptized every one And when he had given thanks, he of you in the name of jesus Christ, brake it, and laid, Take, eat; this for the remission of fins, & ye shall is my body, which is broken for receive the gift of the holy Ghost you:thisdo in remembranceof me.

d Ads 2.38. See before 039. For *. 25. After the fame manner also the promise isunto you,and toyour he took the cup, when he had fupshildrça,and to all thatáre afar off, ped, saying, This cup is the new

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Q.97. What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord's supper?

A. It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord's supper, that they examine themselves, of their knowledge to discern the Lord's body f, of their faith to feed upon him g, of their repentance h, love i, and new obedience k; left,coming unworthily,they eat and drink judgment to themselves 1,

Q. 98. What is Prayer?

A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God m, for things agreeable to his will n, in the name of Christ o, with Confession of our {ms p, and thankful acknowledgment


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testament in my blood: this: do ye, Foreven Christ our pafsover is saas oftasye drinkit,inremembrance crificedfor us.v.8. Therefore let us of me. v 26. For as often as ye eat keep the feast,not with old leaven, this bread, and drink this cup, ye neither with the leaven ofmalice& dolhewthe Lordsdeathtill hecome, wickedness; but with the unlea1 Cor. 10, 16 The cup of blessing vened bread of fincerity and truth. which we bless, is it not the com liCor, 11. 28.29 See in letter s munion of theblood of Chrift? The 98.m Psal. 62.8, Trust in him bread which we break,is it not the at alltimes,yepeople, pour outyour communion of the body of Chrift? heart before him; God is a refuge

97.f'1 Cor. 11.28 But let aman for us, Selah, examine himself, & lo let him eat

IT!, John. 5, 14. And this is the of that bread, & drink of that cup. confidence that we have in him, v. 29. For he that eateth & drink. That if we ask any thing accordeth unworthily, eateth and drink- ing to his will, he heareth us. eth damnation to himse}f, not dif O John 16. 23. And in that day cerning the Lord's body: ye lhall ask me nothing : Verily

g? Cor. 13. 5. Examine your verily I say unto you, whatsoever felves, whether ye be in the faith; ye shall alk the Fatherin niy name, prove your own selves; know you he will give it you. not your own selvçs,how that Je pPsal. 32,5,1 acknowledged my sus Christ is in you, except ye bę fin unto thee, and mine iniquity reprobates ?

have I not hid; I said, I will conh i Cor, 11, 31. For If we would fess my transgressions unto the judge our felves, we would not lord; and thuu forgavelt the ini: be judged,

quity of my sin, Selah, v. 6. For i 1 Cor. 1o 16. The cup of bler- this Thall every one that is godly, fing which we bfefs, is it not the pray untothee,in a time whenthou communionof the blood of Christ: mayest be found;

surelyin thefloods Thebread which webreak,is it not of great waters,they shall notcome the conimunion of the body : of nigh unto him, Dan. 9.4. And I Chrift?v, 17. For we being many, prayed unto the Lord my God,& arc one bread, and one body: for made my confeffion, and said, o wo are all partakers of that onę Lord, the great and dreadful God, bread,

keeping the covenant, and mercy ki Cor.57, Purge out therefore to them that love him andto them the old leaven, that ye may be a that keep his commandments. new lump, as ye are unleavened.

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of his mercies 4.

Q.99, What rule hathGod given for our direction in prayer?

A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer r; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer, which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called, The Lord's Prayer s.

Q. 100. What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach


A. The preface of the Lord's prayer (which is, Qur' Father which art in Heaven t) teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a father able and ready to help us v; and that we should pray with and for others w.

Q. 101. What do we pray for in the first petition?

A. In the first petition (which is, Hallowed be thy name x) we pray, that God would enable us and others to glorify him in all that whereby he maketh himself knowny, and that he would dispose all things to his own glory z.

Q: 102. What do we pray for in the second petition?

Ă. In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom come a a) we pray, that Satan's kingdom may be destroyed b, and that


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q Phil, 4. 6. Be careful for no w Acts 12.5. Peter therefore was thing: butineverything byprayer kept in prison,butprayer was made and Tupplication with thankdgive without ceasing of the church unto ing, let your requests be made God for him, 1 Tim.2.1. I exhort known' unto God.

therefore, that first of all, suppli-
99. r 1 John 5. 14. And this is cations, prayers, intercellions, and
the confidence that we have in him, giving of thanks be made for all
That if we alk any thing accord-men: 7. 2. For kings, and for all
ing to his will, he heareth us. that are in authority; that we may

I Matth. 6.9,10,11,12,13. Af- lead a quiet and peaceable life in
țer this manner therefore pray ye: allgodliness, and honesty.
Our Father, &c. compared with 101. X Matth. 6. 9.
Luke II. 2,3,4. And he said unto y Pfal.67. 2. That thy way may
them, when ye pray, say, Our Fa- be known upon earth, thy saving
ther. &c. 100. t Mat. 6.9, health among all nations. v. 3. Let

VRom.8.15. For ye have not re- the people praise thee, O God; let
ceived the spirit of bondage again all the people praise thee.
to fear: but ye have received the z Pfal. 83. throughout.
fpirit of adoption, whereby wecry, 102. à Matth. 6. 10.
Abba, Father. Luke 11, 13. If ye b Plal. 68. 5. Let God arise, let
then being evil, know how to give his enemies be scattered : let them
good gifts into your children:how also that hate him, fee before him.
much more shall your heavenly Fa: v. 18. Thou halt ascended on high,
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the kingdom of grace may be advanced c, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it d; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastned e.

Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition ?

A. In the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven f) we pray, that God by his grace would make us able and willing to know, obey and fubinit to his will in all things g, as the angels do in heaven h.

l. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth petition ?

A. In the fourth petition (which is, Give us this day our daily bread i) we pray, that, of God's free gift, we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them k.,

Q. 105 haft received gifts for men ; yea, Mat: 26.39; And he went a little for the rebellious also, that the Lord further, and fell on his face, and God might dwell among them. prayed, saying, O my Father, if it

e Rev. 12. 10. And heard a loud be possible, let this cup pass from voice laying in heaven, Now is me; nevertheless not as I will, but come salvation,&strength, and the as thou wilt. 2 Sam. 15.25. And kingdom of ourGod,and the pow. the king faid unto Zadock, carry er of his Christ: for the acculer of back the ark of God into the city : our brethren is caft down, which If I Mall find favour in the eyes of accused them before our God day the Lord, he will bring me again and night. v, II. And they over- and shew me both it and his habi. came him by the blood of the tation. Job 1.21. And said, naked Lamb, and by the word of their came I out of my mothers womb, testimony: and they loved not and naked shall I return thither their lives unto the death, the Lord gave, and the Lord hath

d? Thess. 3, 1. Finally,brethren, taken away ; blessed be the name pray for us, that the word of the of the Lord. Lord may have free course, and be h Pfal. 103,20.Bless the Lord,ye glorified, even as it is with you. his angels, that excel in strength; Rom. 10. 1. Brethren,my hearts de- that do his commandments,heark. fire and prayer to God forlfrael is, ning unto the voice of his word, That they might be saved. John v. 21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his 17.9. I pray for them: I pray not hosts, ye ministers of his that do for the world, but for them that his pleasure. thou hast given me, for they are 104. i Mat. 6. 11. thine.v.20. Neither prayl for thele k Prov. 30. 8. Remove far from alone, but for them also which thall me vanity andlies, give me neither believe on me through their word. poverty nor riches; feed me with

e Rev.22, 20. He which teltifieth food convenient for me ; 7.9. Lelt these things, faith, Surely I come I be full, and deny thee, and say, quickly. Amen. Even lo, come, Who is the Lord? or left I be poor, Lord Jesus.

and steal, and take the name of my 103. f Mat. 6. 10.

God in vain. Gen 28. 20. And lagpfal.67. throughout. Pfal.119. cob vowed a vow, saying, if God 36. Incline my heart unto thy telti- will be with me, and will keep me monies, and not to covetoulness, in this way that I go and will give

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