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receive instruction, and manifest their reformation k.

Q. 174. What is required of them that receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper in the time of the administration of it?

A. It is required of them that receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, That, during the time of the administration of it, with all holy reverence and attention they wait upon God in that ordinance I, diligently observe the facramental elements and actions m, heedfully discern the Lord's body n,and *affectionately meditate on his death and sufferings o, and there

, by stir up themselves to a vigorous exercise of their graces Pi


under their feet, and turn again and Lord's death till he come. v. 27. rent you. And with 1 Cor. chap. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this v. to the end. And with Jude ver. bread, and drink this cup of the 23. and others save with fear, pule Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of ling them out of the fire; hating e. the body and blood of the Lord. ven the garment spotted by the m Exod. xxiv.8. And Moses took desh. And with r Tim. v. 22. Lay the blood and sprinkled it on the hands suddenly on no man, neither people, and said, Behold the blood be partaker of other mens lias: keep of the covenant which the Lord hath thyself pure,

made with you, concerning all these k 2 Cor ii. 7. So that contrary words. Compared with Mat, xxvi. wise, ye ought rather to forgive him, 28. For this is my blood of the new and comfort him, left perhaps such Teltament which is shed for many a one should be swallowed up with for the remission of sins. over much forrow.

n i Cor. xi. 29. For he that eat174. / Lev. x. 3. Then Mofes faid eth and drinketh unworthily, eateth unto Aaron, This is it that the Lord and drinketh dampation to himielf, spake, saying, I will be fanctified in not difcerning the Lord's body. them that come nigb me, and before o Luke xxii. 19. And he took all the people I will be glorified. bread, and gave thanks, and brake Heb. xii. 28. Wherefore we receiv. it, and gave unto them, saying, ing a kingdom which cannot be This do in remembrance of me. moved, let us have grace, whereby P I Cor. xi. 26. For as often as ye we may serve God acceptably, with eat this bread, and drink this cup, reverence and godly fear. Pfal. v. ye do fhew the Lord's death till he 7. But as for me, I will come into come.

1 Cor. x. 3. and did all cat thy house in the multitude of thy the same fpiritual meat: v. 4. and mercy, and in thy fear will I wor- did all driok the same fpiritual drink: ship toward thy holy temple. I (for they drank of that fpiritual Cor. xi, 17. Now in this that I de rock that followed them: and that clare unto you, I praise you not, rock was Christ.) v. 5. But with that ye come together, not for the many of them God was not well better, but for the wosse. V. 26. pleased : for they were overthrown For as often as ye eat this bread, in the wilderness. v. 11. No:r all and drink this cup, ye do shew the these things happened unto there for

in judging themselves q, and sorrowing for fin r; in earbest hungerings and thirstings after Christ s, feeding on him by faith t, receiving of his fulness v,trusting in his merits w, rejoicing in his love x, giving thanks for his grace y; in renewing of their covenant with God z, and love to all the faints a.

Q. 175. What is the duty of Christians, after they have res dived the sacrament of the Lord's supper?

A. The duty of Christians, after they have received the facrament of the Lord's fupper, is serioudy to consider how they have behaved themselves therein, and with what success b


cofamples: and they are written for which is through the faith of Christ, our admonition, upon whom the the righteoufness which is of God ends of the world are come. v. 14. by faith. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee x Pfal. Ixiii. 4. Thus will I blefs from idolatry.

thee, while I live: I will lift up my q 1 Cor. xi. 31. For if we would hands in thy name. V. 5. My fool judge ourselves, we should not be shall be satisfied as with marrow and judged.

fatness: and my mouth fhall praise r Zech. xii, 10. And I will pour thee with joyful lips. 2 Chron. XXX. upon the house of David, and upon 21. And the children of Israel that the inhabitants of Jerufalem, the were present at Jerusalem, kept the {pirit of grace and of supplications, feast of unleavened bread seven days and they shall look upon me whom with great gladness: and the Lethey have pierced, and they shall vites, and the priests praised the mourn for him, as one mourneth Lord day by day, Ginging with loud for his only fon, and shall be in bit- instruments to the Lord. terness for him, as one that is in bit- y Psal. xxii. 26. The meek shall terness for his first born.

eat and be fatisfied : they shall praise | Rev. xxii. 17. And the Spirit the Lord that seek laim; your heart and the bride fay, Come. And let shall live for ever. him that heareth say, Come. And – Jer. 1. 5. They shall ask the way

5 Jet him that is athirst, come: and to Zion with their faces thitherward, whosoever will, let him take the saying, Come and let us join our water of life freely.

felves to the Lord in a perpetual co* John vi. 35. And Jesus said un- venant that shall not be forgotten. to them, I am the bread of life: he Pfal. 1. 5. Gather my faints togethat cometh to me, shall never hun. ther uoto me: those that have made ger; and he that believeth on me, a covenant with me by facrifice.. shall never thirst.

a Ads ii. 42. And they continued o John i. 16. And of his fulness stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and have all we received, and grace for fellowship, and in breaking of bread, grace.

and in prayers. w Phil. iii. 9. And be found in 175. 6 Psal. xxviii. 7. The Lord him, not having mine own righte- is my strength and my shield, my ou dness which is of the law, but that heart trusted in him, and I am help


if they find quickening and comfort, to bless God for it c, beg the continuance of it d, watch against relapses e, fulfil their vows f, and encourage themselves to a frequent attendance on that ordinance g: 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

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ed: therefore my heart greatly re- him into my mother's house, and injoiceth, and with my long will I to the chamber of her that conceiva praise him. Pfal. Ixxxv. 8. I will ed me. i Chron. xxix. 18. O Lord hear what God the Lord will speak: God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Isfor he will speak peace unto his peo- rael our fathers, keep this for ever ple and to his faints: but let them in the imagination of the thoughts not turn again to folly. I Cor. xi. of the heart of thy people, and pre17 Now in this that I declare unto pare their heart unto thee. you, I praise you not, that you come ei Cor. x. 3. And did all eat the together not for the better, but for fame spiritual meat; 8. 4. and did the worfe. V. 30. For this cause all drink the same spiritual drink; many are weak and fickly among (for they drank of that spiritual you, and many sleep. v. 31. For Rock that followed them; and that if we should judge ourselves, we Rock was Christ.) v. s. But with should not be judged.

many of them God was not well 6 2 Chron. XXX. 21, 22, 23, 25, pleased: for they were overthrown 26. v. 21. And the children of if in the wilderness. v. 1 2. Wherefore rael that were present at Jerufalem, let him that thinketh he standeth, kept the fealt of unleavened bread take heed left he fall. seven days with great gladness: and

s Psal. I. 14.

Offer unto God the Levites, and the priells praised thanksgiving, and pay thy vows unthe Lord day by day, singing with to the most High. loud instruments unto the Lord, &c. & 1 Cor. xi. 25. After the same A&s ii. 42. and they continued sted- maoner also he took the cup, when faftly in the apostles doctrine and fel. he had fupped, saying, This cup is lowship, and in breaking of bread, the new Testament in my blood : this and in prayers. v. 46. And they do ye, as oft as ye drinkit, in rememcontinuing daily with one accord, in brance of me: v. 26. For as often the temple, and breaking bread from as ye eat this bread, and drink this house to house, did eat their meat cup, ye do Shew the Lord's death with gladness and ling!eness of heart, till he come. Acts ii. 42. and they V. 47. Praifing God and having fa, continued stedfastly in the apoitles vour with all the people,

doctrine and fellowship, and in & Pfal. xxxvi. io. O continue thy breaking of bread, and in prayers. loving kindness unto them that know V. 46. And they continuing daily thee; and thy righteousness to the with one accord in the temple, and upright in heart. Cant iii. 4. It breaking bread from house to house, was but a little that I passed from did cat their meat with gladnels wild them, but I found him whom my Gogleness of heart. foul loveth: I held him, and would bg Cant. v. 1. I am come into not let him go, until I had brought




and their own confciences, they are to wait for the fruit of it in due time i: but, if they see they have failed in either, they are to be humbled k, and to attend upon it afterward with more care and diligence l.

Q. 176. Wherein do the facraments of baptism and the Lord's supper agree?

A. The

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my garden, my filter, my spouse; fall yet praise him for the help of I have gathered my myrrh with my his countenance. 6. 8. Yet the fpice, I have eaten my honey.comb Lord will command his loving kiod. with my honey, I have drunk my pels in the day time, and in the wine with my milk : eat, О friends, night his song thall be with me, and drink, yea, drink abundantly, O my prayer unto the God of my life. beloved. v. 2. I feep, but ny heart Pfal. Ixii. 3. O fend out thy light waketh: it is the voice of my be- and thy truth : let them lead me, let loved that knocketh, saying, Open them bring me unto thy holy hill, to me, my sister, my love, my dove, and to thy cabernacle, v. 4. Then my undefiled: for my head is filled will I go unto the altar of God, unwith dew, and my locks with the to God my exceeding joy: yea, updrops of the night. v. 3. I have on the harp wil i praise ebee, O put off my coat, how shall I put it God, my God. Why are on? I have washed my feet, how thou. cart down, O my soul ? and Thall I defile them? V. 4. My be. why art thou difquieted within me? loved put in his hand by the hole of hope in God, for I Mall yet praise the door, and my bowels were mov. him, who is the health of my couned for him. v. 5. I rose up to o- tenance, and my God. pen to my beloved, and my hands de 2 Chron. xxx. 18. For a mul. dropped with myrrh, and my fin- titude of the people, even many of gers with sweet- fimelling myrrh up- Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar on the handles of the lock. v. 36. I and Zebulun, had not cleansed opened to my beloved, but ny be- themselves, yet did they eat the palloved had withdrawn himfelf, and fover, otherwise than it was writs was gone : my soul failed when he ten : but Hezekiah prayed for them, fpake: I fought him, but I could, faying, The good Lord pardon evenot find him ; I called him, but he wy one

V. 19. That prepareth his gave me no answer.

heart to seek God, the Lord God of i Pfal. cxxiii. 1. Unto thee lift } his fathers, though he be not clean, mp mine eyes, thou that dwellelo ed according to the purification of in the heavens. + v. 2. Behold, as the fanctuary. Ifa. i 16. Walh ye, the eyes of fervants look unto the make you clean, put away the evil hand of their masters, and as the of your doings from before mine eyes of a maiden unto the þand of eyes; cease to do evil. v. 18. Come her mistress: fo our eyes wait'upon now, and let us reafon together, th - Lord our God, until that he faith the Lord : though your

bps have mercy upon us. Psal. Ixii. s. . be as scarlet, they. Shall be white as Wny art thou calt down, O my snow; though they be red like crime foul? and why art thou disquieted lon, they hall be as wool. in me? bope thou in God, for ļ

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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 covenant o, are to be dispensed by ministers of the gospel and by none other p, and to be continued in the church of Christ



self-fame thing that ye forrowed af- of bleffing which we bless, is it not ter a godly fort, what carefulness the communion of the blood of it wrought in you, yea, what clear. Chrift? the bread which we break, ing of yourselves, yea, what indig. is it not the communion of the body nation, yea, what fear, yea, what of Christ? vehement desire, yea, what zeal, o Rom iv. II. And he received yea, what revenge! in all things ye the sign of circumcision, a seal of bave approved yourselves to be clear the righteousness of the faith, which in this matter. i Chron. xv. 12. he had yet being uncircumcised: And David said unto them,

that he might be the Father of all the chief of the fathers of the Le- them that believe, tho' they be not vites : fanctify yourselves both ye and circumcised; that righteousness your brethren, that you may bring might be imputed unto them also. up ihe ark of the Lord God of Israel, Compared with Col. ii. 12. Buried unto the place that I have prepared with him in baptism, wherein also for it. v. 13. For because you did it ye aré risen with him through the not at the first, the Lord our God faith of the operation of God, who made a breach upon us, for that we hath raised him from the dead. Mat. fought him not after the due order. xxvi. 27. And he took the cup, and v.14. So the priests and Levites sance gave thanks, and gave it to them, tified themselves to bring up the ark laying, Drink ye all of it: v. 28. of the Lord God of Israel.

For this is my blood of the new Tel. 176. m Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye tament which is sed for many for therefore and teach all nations, bap- the remishon of sins. rizing them in the name of the Fa. ÞJohn i. 33. And I knew him ther, and of the Son, and of the not: but he that sent me to baptize Holy Ghost, 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I with water, the fame said unto me, have received of the Lord, that Upon whom thou shalt see the Spiwhich I also delivered unto you; rit descending and remaining on That the Lord Jesus, the fame night him, the fame is he who baptizeth in which he was betrayed, took with the Holy Ghost. Mat xxviii. bread,

19. Go ye therefore and teach all n Rom. vi. 3. Know ye not, that nations, baptizing them in the name so many of us as were baptized into of the Father, and of the Son, and Jesus Christ, were baptized into his of the Holy Ghost. Cor. xi. 23. death? v. 4. Therefore we are bue For I have received of the Lord, ried with him by baptism into death: that which also I delivered untu you, that like as Christ was raised up from That the Lord Jefus, the same night the dead by the glory of his Father, in which he was betrayed, took even so we also Mould walk in new bread 1 Cor. iv. 1. Let a man fo ness of life. I Cor. x, 16. The cup account of us, as of the ministers of


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