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of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them w.
Q. 92. What is a sacrament?
A. A facrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Chrift; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed and applied to believers *.
Which are the facraments of the new Testament? A. The facraments of the new Testament are, baptismy, and the Lord's supper z.
Q. 94. 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
ard our engagement to be the Lord's b.
tier than I, whose shoes I am not you, That the Lord Jesus, the worthy to bear: he shall baptize you fame night in which he was betraywith the Holy Ghoit, and with fire. ed, took bread. v. 26. For as often 1 Cor. iii. 6. I have planted, Apol- as ye eat this bread, and drink this los watered: but God gave the in- cup, ye do shew the Lords death crease. v.7. So then, neither is he till lre come. that planteth any thing, neither he 93. y Mat. xxviii. 19. Goye there. that watereth: but God that giveth fore and teach all nations, baptizthe increase.
ing them in the name of the Father, w i Cor. xii, 13. For by one Spi- and of the Son, and of the Holy rit are we all baptized into one bo. Ghost. dy, whether we be Jews or Gen z Mat. xxvi. 26. And as they were tiles, whether we be bond or free; eating, Jesus took bread, and blesand have been all made to drink in- fed it, and brake it, and gave it to to one Spirit.
the disciples, and said, Take, eat; 92. x Gen. xvii. 7. And I will e- this is my body. V.27. And he took stablish my covenant between me the cup, and gave thanks, and gave and thee, and thy feed after thee, it to them, faying, Drink ye all of in their gencrations, for an everlast- it: v. 28. For this is my blood of ing covenant, to be a God unto thec, the new testament, which is shed for and to thy feed after thee. v. 10. many
for the remiffion of sins. This is my covenant, which ihall 94. a Mat. xxvii, 19. See in let. keep between me and you, and thy tery. feed after thee; Every man-child b Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are among you shall be circumcised. buried with him by baptism into Exod. xii. throughout, 1 Cor. xi. death: that like as Christ was rais23. For I have received of the Lord ed up from the dead by the glory of that which also I delivered unto the Father, even so we also should
0.95. To whom is baptism to be administred?
A. Baprifm is not to be administred to any that are out of the visible church, ulí 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 supper ?
A. The Lord's supper is a facrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to Christ's appointment, his death is shewed forth; and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made parcakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace e.
Q.9.7. walk in newness of life. Gal. iii. 27. also ye are risen with him through For as many of you as have been the faith of the operation of God, baptized into Christ, have put on who hath raised him from the dead. Chriit.
1 Cor, ví1. 14. For the unbelieving 95.6 A&s viii, 36. And as they husband is fanctified by the wife, went on their way, they came unto and the unbelieving wife is fan&ifia certain water : and the eunuched by the husband : else were your faid, See, here is water; what doth children unclean, but now are they hinder ine to be baptized ? v. 37. holy. And Philip iaid, If thou believelt 96.e i Cor. xi. 23. For I have with all thine heart, thou mayest. received of the Lord, that which And he antwered and said, I believe also I delivered unto you, That the that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Lord Jesus, the same night in which Acts ii. 38. Then Peter faid unto he was betrayed, took bread: v.24. them, Repent, and be baptized e. And when he had given thanks, he very one of you in the nanie of Je- brake it, and said, Take, eat; this fus Christ, for the remillion of sins, is my body, which is broken for you: and Thall receive the gift of the this do in reinembrance of me., v. Holy Ghost.
25. After the same manner also he d Aas ii. 38. See before, v. 39. took the cup, when he had supped, For the promise is unto you, and to saying, This cup is the new teltayour children, and to all that are ment in my blood: this do ye, as oft afar off, even as many as the Lord as ye drink it, in renicmbrance of our God shall call. Gen, xvii. 10. me. v. 26. For as often as ye eat Sce in letter *. Compared with Col. this bread, and drink this cup, ye ii. 11. In whom alio ye are circum- do shew the Lords death till he cised with the circumcision made 1 Cor. x. 16. The cup of without hands, in putting off the blessing which we bless, is it not the body of the sins of the flem, by the communion of the blood of Christ? circumcision of Chriit: v. 12. Bu- The bread which we break, is it ried with him in baptism, wherein not the communion of the body of
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 himg, of their repentanceh, lovei, and new obedience k; left, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves I.
Q. 9 8. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto Godm, for things agreeable to his will n, in the name of Christ o, with confession of our fins p, and thankful acknowledgment
the feast, not with old leaven, aci97.5 i Cor. xi. 28. But let a man ther with the leaven of malice and examine himself, and to let him eat wickedness; but with the unleavenof that bread, and drink of that cup. ed bread of fincerity and truth. V, 29. For he that eateth and drink li Cor. xi. 28, 29. See in letter f. eth unworthily, eateth and drinketh 98. m Psal. ixii. 8. Truit in him damnation to himself, not discern- at all times; ye people, pour out ing the Lords body.
your heart before him: God is a re& 2 Cor. xiii. 5. Examine your- fuge for us. Selah. selves, whether ye be in the faith; ni John v. 14. And this is the prove your own selves': know ye not confidence that we have in him, your own felves, how that Jesus that if'we ask any thing according Christ is in you, except ye be re to his will, he heareth us. probates ?
o John xvi. 23. And in that day h i Cor. xi. 31. For if we would ye shall ask me nothing: Verily vejudge ourielves, we fhould not be rily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye judged.
thall ask the Father in my name, he i i Cor. x. 16. The cup of bles, will give it you. fing which we bless, is it not the p Pfal. xxxii. 5. I acknowledged communion of the blood of Christ? my sin unto thee, and mine iniqui. The bread which we break, is it ty have I not hid: I said, I will connot the communion of the body of fess my transgreslions unto the Lord; Christ? v. 17. For we being many, and thou forgavest the iniquity of are one bread, and one body: for my sin. Selah. v.6. For this thall we are all partakers of that one every one that is godly, pray unto bread,
thee, in a time when thou mayit be ki Cor.v.7. Purge out therefore found: furely in the floods of great the old leaven, that ye may be a new waters, they shall not come nigh lump, as ye are unleavened. For e- unto him. Dan, ix. 4. And I pray, ven Christ our pallover is facrificed ed unto the Lord my God, and for us. v. 8. Therefore let us keep made my confeffion, and said, O
of his mercies q.
Q.99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?
A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayerr; but the special rule of direction is that form of
prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord's Prayers.
Q. 100. What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The preface of the Lord's prayer (which is, Our 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 orbers 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 Lord, the great and dreadful God, Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, keeping the covenant, and mercy to Abba, Father. Luke xi. 13. them that love him, and to them then being evil, know how to give that keep his commandments. good gifts unto your children: how
9 Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no much more thall your heavenly Fa. thing: but in every thing by pray- ther give the holy Spirit to them er and supplication with thanksgiv- that aik him? ing, let your requests be made known w Acts xii. 5. Peter therefore was unto God.
kept in prison, but prayer was made 99.7 1 John v. 14. And this is without ceasing of the church unto the confidence that we have in him, God for him. I Tim. ii. 1. I exhort That if we ask any thing according therefore, that first of all, fupplicato his will, he heareth us,
tions, prayers, interceffions, and giv· Mat. vi. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. After ing of thanks be made for all men: this manner therefore pray ye: Our v. 2. For kings, and for all that are Father, &c. Compared with Luke in authority; that we may lead a xi. 2, 3, 4. And he faid unto them, quiet and peaceable life in all godliWhen ye pray, say, Our Father, &c. nels and honesty. 100. Mat, vi. 9.
101. . Mat. vi. 9. v Rom. viii, 15. For ye have not „Pfa.lxvii. 2. That thy way may received the spirit of bondage again be known upon earth, thy saving to fear: but ye have received the health among all nations. v. 3. Lec
would dispose all things to his own glory z.
Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second petition?
A. In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom comea) we pray, That Satan's kingdom may be destroyed b, and that the kingdom of grace may be advancedc, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in itd; and that the kingdom of glory may be hastened 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 submit to his will in all things g, as the angels do in heaven h.
Q. 104. the people praise thee, O God; let xvii. 9. I pray for them: I
pray all the people praise thee.
for the world, but for them that : Pfalm Ixxxiii. throughout. thou hast given me, for they are 102. a Matth. vi. 10.
thine, v. 20. Neither pray I for these 6 Psa. Ixviii. 1. Let God arise, let alone, but for thein also which shall his enemies be scattered: let them believe on me through their word. also that hate him, flee before him. e Rev, xxii. 20. He which teftigv. 18. Thou haft afcended on high, eth these things, faith, Surely I come thou hast led captivity captive: thou quickly. Amen. Even so, come, hast received gifts for men : yea, for Lord Jesus. the rebellious allo, that the Lord 103. f Mat. vi. 10. God might dwell
8 Pia. lxvii.throughout, Pfa.cxix. < Rev. xii, 10. And I heard a loud 36. Incline my heart unto tiy tesvoice saying in heaven, Now is come timonies, and not to covetou neis. fulvation, and strength, and the Mat. xxvi 39. And he went a little kingdom of our God, and the power further, and fell on his face, and of his Chrift: for the accuser of our prayed, saying, O my Father, it brethren is cast down, which accuf- be possible, let this cup pass from ed them before our God day and me: nevertheless not as I will, but night. v. 11. And they overcame as thou wilt. 2 Sam. xv. 25. si him by the blood of the Lamb, and the king faid unto Ladok, Carry by the word of their testimony: and back the ark of God into the city: they loved not their lives unto the. If I Thall find favour in the
the Lord, he will bring me again, d2 Theff. iii. 1. Finally, breth and shew me both it, and his habiren, pray for us, that the word of tation. Job i. 21. And said, Naked the Lord may have free course, and camc I out of iny mothers womb, be glorified, even as it is with you. and naked ihall I return thither: Rom. I. I. Brethren, my hearts de the Lord gave, and the Lord hath fire and prayer to God for Israel is, taken a way; blelsed be the name of That they might be faved. John the Lord.