• The Lord’s Supper and Feeding on Christ

    John 6:22–59

    John Calvin comments, “There is no other way in which he can become ours, than by our faith being directed to his flesh.” The bread and wine of the supper are God’s seal that those who believe that the God-man ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper and Proclamation

    1 Corinthians 11:26

    Over the years, many people have felt themselves free to innovate with the Lord’s Supper, using elements Christ has not commanded or allowing anyone to take it whether they profess faith or not. Yet to do such things is a ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper as Remembrance

    Exodus 12

    Our God is a holy God who cannot wink at sin. He cannot simply forgive people without demanding a price for their sin. On the cross, Christ paid that high price of separation from God for His people. The bread ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper Commanded

    Luke 22:14–20

    The preaching of the Word of God delivers the message of the cross to us audibly. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper delivers the message of the cross via our sight, smell, taste, and touch. As we partake of the supper, ...Read More

  • One Baptism

    Ephesians 4:5

    Salvation is entirely by God’s grace from first to last. God only regenerates His people once and He preserves them in that state forever (Rom. 8:29–30). Water baptism in and of itself does not regenerate us, but it does show ...Read More

  • Baptism and Children

    Genesis 17

    The sacraments are primarily about God and His promises, not about us and our response. To baptize only those who have professed faith may run the risk of making baptism more about our response to God than about God’s initiative ...Read More

  • Baptism and Time

    Acts 10:44–48

    God promises His grace to His elect in baptism, but because He is sovereign, we cannot say that God always regenerates those who are baptized. But we know that God is a good Father, and we should pray for those ...Read More

  • Baptism and Circumcision

    Colossians 2:11–12

    Preeminently, repentance and faith are the covenant obligations for those who receive the sacrament. Just as those who were circumcised had to repent and believe, so must those who are baptized repent and believe. If we do not, we will ...Read More

  • Baptism and Union with Christ

    Romans 6:3–4

    Scripture tells us that we are new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), but we often feel as if we are still old creations in Adam who are enslaved to sin. But if we have faith, we have been baptized ...Read More

  • Baptism and Forgiveness

    Acts 2:38

    Do you have trouble believing that God has forgiven you in Christ? Look to the water of baptism. Every time we see a baptism administered, we should be reminded of God’s promise to cleanse and forgive. The water of your ...Read More

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