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•f his Spirit in them that by faith receive themw. Q^9 2. What is a sacrament?
A. A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed and applied to believers x.
CX 9 3. Which are the sacraments of the new Testament:
A. The sacraments of the new Testament are, baptism/, and the Lord's suppers.
Q^9 4. 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 a, doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord's b.
tier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he llia.ll baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. I Cor. iii. 6. I have planted, Apollos watered: but God gave the increase, v. 7. So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth: but God thatgiveth the increase.
Txi i Cor. xii. 13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
92. * Gen. xvii. 7. And I will establiih my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a G od unto thee, and to thy seed aster thee, v, 10. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised. Exod. xii. throughout, I Cor. xi. 23. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto
you, That the Lord Jesus, the lame night in which he was betrayed, took bread, v. 26. Forasofttn as ye cat this bread, and driukihis cup, ye do shew the Lords death til] Ire come.
93, ^Mat.xxviii. 10.Goye therefore and teach all natious, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
z Mat. xxvi. 26. 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. v. 27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, laying, Drink ye al! of it: v. 28. For this is my blood ot the new teltament, which is shed for many for Lhe remission of sins.
94. a Mat. xxviti. 19. Seeinletterj.
* Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory ot the Father, even so we also should
walk 0^95. To whom is baptism co be administred?
A. Bap'Km is not to be adiuinistred to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him*-; but the infants of such as are members of the visible thuivh are to be baptizedd.
(^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 (hewed 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 spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace*.
walk in newness of life. Gal.iii. 27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.
95. c Acts viii. 36. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? v. 37. And Philip said, If thou bclievest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Acts ii. 38. Then Peter laid unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of fins, and ye ihall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
i Acts ii. 38. See before, v. 39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to ail that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Gen. xvii. 10. Sec in letter *. Compared with Col. ii. 11. In whom allb ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision os Christ: v. 12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein
also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 1 Cor. vu. 14. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is liinctificd by the husband: else were your children unclean, but now arc they holy.
96. ' 1 Cor. si. 33. For I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the fame night in which he was betrayed, took bread: v. 24. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. v. ,2$. After the fame manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. v. 26. For as often as ye eat this bread, arid drink this cup, ye do shew the Lords death till he come. 1 Cor. x. 16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not tb; communion of the blood of Christ! The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the bodv of Christ?
9 7. 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/", of their faith to feed uponhim^, of their repentances, love/, and new obediences; lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themsel ves /.
Q^9 8. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto Godw, for things agreeable ro his will n, in the name of Christ o, with confession of our sins/>, and thankful acknowledgment
the feast, not with old leaven, nti-
» 1 John v. 14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we a(k any thing according to his will, he heareth us.
0 John xvi. 23. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing: Verily verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will giveityoUi
p Psal. xxxii. 5. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid: I said, I will confeskmy transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. v. 6. For this shall every one that is godly, pray unto thee, in a time when thou mayst be found: surely in the floods of great waters, they shall not come nigh unto him. Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O
97./1 Cor. xi. 28. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. v. 29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning die Lords body.
g 2 Cor. xiii. 5. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves: know ye not your own selves, how that Jelus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
h 1 Cor. xi. 31. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
i 1 Cor. x. 16. The cup of blessing which v.-e bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bre;ui which \re break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ: v. 17. For we being many, are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
* 1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. v. 8. Therefore let us keep
of his mercies q.
Q^oc?. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayers . .
A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer r; bur the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord's Prayer/
1 00. What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach
A. The preface of the Lord's prayer (which is, Our Father which art in heavens) teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, as children to a Father able and ready to help us-y; and that we should pray with and for others w.
1 o 1. What do we pray for in the first petition?
A. In the first: petition (which is, Hallowed be thy name*) we pray, That God would enable us and others to glorify him in all that whereby he maketh himself knowny, and that he
Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant, and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments.
f Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and-supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
99. r 1 John v. 14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, That if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.
/Mat. vi. 9,10,11, 12,13. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father, &c. Compared with Luke xi. 2, 3,4. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father, &c.
100. t Mat. vi. 9.
v Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not received the spirit os bondage again to sear: but ye have received the
Spirit osadoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Luke xi. 13. If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the holy Spirit to them that aik him?
vi Acts xii. j. Peter therefore was kept in prison, but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. 1 Tim. ii. 1.1 exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men! v. 2. For kings, and for all that arc in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
101. xMat. vi. 9.
rPsa. lxvii.2. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy laving health among all nations, v. 3. Let
the would dispose all things to his own glory z.
I o 2. "What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom cornea) we pray, That Satan's kingdom may be destroyed and that the kingdom disgrace may be advanced^, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in \x.d; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened e.
to 3. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition (which is, Thy will be dune in earth, as it is in heaven/) we pray, That God. by his gr?.ce, would make us able and willing to know, obey and subaiit 10 his will in all thingsg, as the angels do in heaven h.
xvii. 9.1 pray for them: I pray not for the w,orld, but for them that thou hast given me, for they are thine, v. 20. Neither pray T for these alone, but for them also which flu'J believe on me through the»r word.
e Rev. xxii. 20. He which teitifieth these things, faith, Surelyl come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
103./Mat. vi. 10. jrPla.lxvii. throughout. Psa.cxix. 36. Incline my heart unto tiiy testimonies, and not to covetouineis. Mat. xxvi 39. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, aid prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 2 Sam. xv. 25. .ir.i the king said unto Zadok. Carry back the ark of God into the city: If I lhall find favour in the eye:, ■>£ the Lord, he will bring r.ie again, and shew me both it, and his habitation. Jobi. 21. And laid, Naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked lhall I return thilher: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name . t the Lord.
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the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
; Psalm lxxxiii. throughout.
102. o Matth. vi. 10.
i Psa. Ixviii. 1. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him, flee before him. v. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive : thou hast received gifts for men: yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
t Rev. xii. 10. And I heard a loud voice sayingin heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night, v. 11. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto the death.
di Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you. Rom. x. 1. Brethren, my heart.-; desire and prayer to God for Israel is. That they might be saved. John