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Q. 93. 'Which are the sacraments of the New Testament ?
À. The facraments of the New Testament are, Baptismy, and the Lord's supper 2. Q. 94. What is baptism?
Baptism is a facrament, wherein the washing with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost a, doth 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 b.
Q. 95. To whom is baptism 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 Christ, and obedience to him c; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized d. Q. 96. What is the Lord's
Jupper?? A. The Lord's fupper is a facrament, wherein, by gi
ving Exod. xii. throughout.
1 Cor. xi. death : that like as Christ was raised 23. For I have received of the Lord, up from the dead by the glory of that which also I delivered unto you, the Father, even fo we also should . That the Lord Jesus, the fame walk in newness of life. Gal. iii. 27. night in which he was betrayed, For as many of you as have been baptook bread. V. 26 For as often as tized into Christ, have put on Christo ye eat this bread and drink this cup, 95. c Ads viii. 36. And as they ye do fhew the Lord's death till he went on their way, they came unto
a certain water : and the eunuch 93. y Matth. xxviii. 19. Go ye faid, See, here is water; what doth therefore and teach all nations, bap. hinder me to be baptized? v. 37. tizing them in the name of the Fa. And Philip faid, If thou believeft ther, and of the Son, and of the with all thine heart, thou mayest. Holy Ghost.
And he answered and said, I believe z Matth. xxvi. 26. And as they that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. were eating, Jesus took bread and Acts ii. 38. Then Peter said unto blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to them, Repent, and be baptized every the disciples, and said, Take, eat; one of you in the name of Jesus Chrift, this is my body. V. 27. And he for the remission of sins, and
shall took the cup, and gave thanks, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. gave it to them, saying, Drink ye
d Acts ii. 38. See before. v. 39. all of it : v. 28. For this is my For the promise is unto you, and to blood of the New Testament which your children, and to all that afar is shed for many for the remission of off, even as many as the Lord our fins.
God shall call.' Gen. xvii, 10. See 94. a Matth. xxviii. 19. See in in letter x. Compared with Col. ii.
11. In whom also ye are circum6 Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are cised with the circumcision made buried with him by baptism inte
ving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ's appointment, his death is shewed forth; and the worthy oly 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 e.
Q. 97. What is required to the worthy receiving of the bis Lord's Supper?
C A. It is required of thein that would worthily partake of the Lord's fupper, 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 o.
bedience k. without hands, in putting off the 97. f I Cor. xi. 28. But let a body of the sins of the flesh, by the man examine himself, and so let him circumcision of Christ: v, 12. Buried eat of that bread, and drink of that with him in baptism: wherein also cup. V. 29. For he that eateth and you are risen with him, through the drinketh unworthily, eateth and faith of the operation of God, who drinketh damnation to himself, not hath raised him from the dead. discerning the Lord's body. 1 Cor. vii. 14. For the unbelieving & 2 Cor. xiii, 5. Examine yourhusband is sanctified by the wife,and selves, whether ye be in the faith; the unbelieving wife is sanctified by prove your own se':es: know ye not the husband; else were your chil. your own selves, how that Jesus dren unclean, but now are they holy, Christ is in you, except ye be repro
96. e 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I have baies ? received of the Lord, that which also ḥ 1 Cor. xi. 31. For if we would I delivered unto you, that the Lord judge ourselves, we should not be Jesus the same night in which he judged. was betrayed, took bread: v 24. i i Cor. x. 16. The cup And when he had given thanks, he fing which ive bless, is it not the brake it, and said, Take, eat; this communion of the blood of Christ? is my body, which is broken for The bread which we break, is it not you : this do in remembrance of the communion of the body of
V. 25. After the same manner Christ? v. 17. For we being many also he took the cup, when he had are one bread, and one body: for supped, saying, This cup is the new we are all partakers of that one testament in my blood : this do bread. ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remem- k i Cor. v. 7. Purge out there brance of me.
V. 26. For as often fore the old leaven, that ye may as ye eat this bread, and drink this
a new lump, as ye are unleavened
. cup, ye do shew the Lord's death, For even Christ'our passover is fatill he come. 1 Cor. x. 16. The
V.8. Therefore let cup of blessing which we bless, is it us keep the fealt. 'not with old leanot the communion of the blood of ven, neither with the leaven of m2. Christ? The bread which we break, lice and wickedness : but with the is it not the communion of the body unleavened bread of fincerity and of Christ.
crificed for us.
obedience, lest coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves 1. 0. 98. What is prayer? Ā. 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 sins p, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies q:
Q. 99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?
À. 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 prayers
0.100. What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us?
À. The preface of the Lord's prayer (which is, Our Father wbich 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 usv; and that we should pray with, and for others w.
Q. 101. 1 1 Cor. i. 28. 29. See in letter f. that love him, and to them that keep
98. m Psal. Ixii. 8. Trust in him his commandments. at all times; ye people, pour out 9
Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for noyour heart before him : God is a re- thing: but in every thing by prayer fuge for us. Selah.
and supplication with thanksgiving, ni John v. 14. And this is the let your requests be made known un. confidence that we have in him, that
to God. if we ask any thing according to his 99. r! John v. 14. And this is will, he heareth us.
the confidence that we have in him, John xvi. 23. And in that day, that if we ask any thing according ye shall ask me nothing: Verily ve- to his will, he heareth us. tily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye S Matth. vi. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Shall ask the Father in my name, he After this manner therefore
pray ye, .
Our Father, bc. Compared with p Psal. xxxii. 5. I acknowledged Luke xi. 2, 3, 4. And he said upto my fin unto thee, and mine iniquity them, when ye pray, say, Our Fahave I not hid : I said, I will confess ther, &c. my transgressions unto the Lord: 100. t Matth. vi.
90 and thou forgavest the iniquity of v Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not my fin. Selah. v. 6. For this shall received the spirit of bondage aevery one that is godly pray unto gain to fear but
have received thee, in a time when thou mayest be the Spirit of adoption, whereby we found ; surely in the floods of great cry, Abba, Father. Luke xi. 13. If Waters, they shall not come nigh ye then, being evil, know how to unto him. Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed give good gifts unto your children: unto the Lord my God, and måde how much more shall your
heavenmy confeffion, and said, O Lord, ly Father give the holy Spirit to the
great and dreadful God, keeping them that ask him ? . the covenant, and mercy to them w Acts xii. 5. Peter therefore was
will give it you:
101. What do we pray for in the first petition? X. In the first petition (which is, Hallowed be thy namex), we pray, That God would enable us and others to glorify himn in all that whereby he maketh himself known y; and that he would dispose all things to his own glory z.
Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second petition?
À In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom come a), we pray, That Satan's kingdom may be destroyed b; and that 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 hastened e.
Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition ?
À. 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 submit to his will in all things g, as the angels do in heaven h.
0. 104 kept in prison; but prayer was made power of his Christ: for the accuwithout ceafing of the church unto fer of our brethren is caft dowo, God for him. 1 Tim, ii. 1. I ex- which accused them before
God hort therefore, that first of all sup- day and night. V. II. And they oplications, prayers, interceslions, and vercame him by the blood of the giving of thanks be made for all Lamb, and by the word of their
V. 2. For kings, and for all testimony; and they loved not their that are in authority; that we may lives unto the death. lead a quiet and peaceable life in all d 12 Theff. ii. 1. Finally, bregodliness and honesty.
that the word COL. x Matth. vi. 9.
of the Lord may have free course, Pfal. lxvii. 2. That thy way may and be glorified even as it is with be known upon earth, thy faving you. Rom. x. I. Brethren, mg health among all nations. V. 3. Let heart's defire and prayer to God for the people praise thee, O God ; let Ifrael is, that they might be saved. all the penple praise thee.
John xvii. 9. I pray for them :I z. Psal. Ixxxiii. Throughout, pray not for the world, but for 102. a Matth. vi. 10.
them which thou hast given me, for b Psal. Ixviii. 1. Let God arise, they are thine. V. 20. Neither pray let his enemies be scattered : let them I for these alone, but for them allo alfo that hate him, flee before him. which shall believe on me through v. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, their word. thou haft led captivity captive: thou e Rev. xxii. 20. He which testihast received gifts for men : yea, for fieth these things, saith, Surely I the rebellious also, that the Lord
come quickly. Amen. Even fo, God might dwell among them. come, Lord Jesus.
c Rev. xii. 10. And I heard a 103. f Matth. vi. 10. loud voice saying in heaven, Now g Pral. lxvii. throughout. Pfal
. is come salvation and trength, and cxix. 36. Incline my heart unto thy che kingdom of our God, and the
104. What do we pray for in the fourth petition? À. 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. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?
À. In the fifth petition (which is, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors l), we pray, That God for Christ's fake, would freely pardon all our fins m; which the rather encouraged to ask, because, by his
testimonies, and not to covetour- God will be with me, and will keep ness. Matth. xxvi. 39. And he me in this way that I go, and will went a little further, and fell on give me bread to eat, and raiment his face, and prayed, saying, O to put on.
1 Tim iv. 4. For every niy Father, if it be possible, let this creature of God is good, and nocup pass from me nevertheless, thing to be refused, if it be receinot as I will, but as thou wilt. ved with thanksgiving : For 2 Sam. xv. 25. And the king said it is fanctified by the word of God untó Zadok, Carry back the ark of and prayer. God into the city: if I shall find fa- 105. / Matth. vi. 2. vour in the eyes of the Lord, he
m Pfal. li. s. Have mercy upon will bring me again, and hew me me, O God, according to thy loboth it, and his habitation. Job i. ving. kindness: according unto the 21. And (Job) said, Naked came I multitude of thy tender mercies blot out of my mother's womb, and na- out my tranfgreffions. V. 2. Wash ked shall I return thither, the Lord me throughly from mine iniquity, gave, and the Lord hath taken a- and cleanle me from my fin. v.7. way; blessed be the nanie of the Purge me with hyffop, and i thall Lord.
be clean: wath me, and I shall be h Pfal. cïïi. 20. Bless the Lord, whiter than snow. V. 9. Hide thy ye his angels, that excel in strength, face from my sins; and blot out all that do his commandments, heark- mine iniquities. Dan. ix. 17. Now ning unto the voice of his word. therefore, o our God, hear thou the V. v. 21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his prayer of thy servant, and his fuphosts, ye ministers of his that do his plications, and cause thy face to pleasure.
shine upon thy sanctuary that is de104. i Matth. vi. 11.
folate, for the Lord's sake. V.08. k Prov. xxx. 8. Remove far from Omy God, incline thine ear, and me vanity and lies; give me neither hear; open thine eyes, and behold poverty, nor riches, feed me with our defolations, and the city which food convenient for me : v.9. Left is called by thy name : for we do I be full
, and deny thee, and say, not present our supplications before Who is the Lord? or left I be thee for our righteousness, but for poor, arid steal, and take the name thy great mercies.
v. 19. O Lord of
my God in vain. Gen. xxviii. 20. hear, o Lord, forgive, O Lord, And Jacob vowed a yow, saying, If hearken and do, defer not, for