The Lord’s Supper is a meal with a unique vantage point. Christians look at three realities and are spiritually nourished in each. From Guy Prentiss Waters: The Lord’s Supper, therefore, always and simultaneously points in two directions, backward and forward. It points backward to the finished work of Christ on the cross. The Supper, in …

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The Lord’s Supper is not solely a reference to a past event. It is an experience of the present work of God. It is an anticipation of the completed work of God. From Fleming Rutledge. Remembering in Scripture refers to present action. If a woman prays to God to remember her mother, that does not …

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Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 40 Q & A 161 Q How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? A The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not by any power in themselves, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom they are administered, but only by the …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 44 Q & A 98 Q What is prayer? A Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God,1 for things agreeable to his will,2 in the name of Christ,3 with confession of our sins,4 and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.*5 *1 Psalm 10:17; Psalm 62:8; Matthew 7:7-8. …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 43 Q & A 96 Q 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 showed forth;1 and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 41 Q & A 94 Q What is baptism? 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,1 does signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the …

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