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DIS. I. The Nature of the Lord's Supper: "This is my body
which is given for you. This cup is the New Testament
in my blood, which is shed for you;" Luke xxii. 19, 20. 3
II. The Design and Obligation of the Lord's Supper:
do in remembrance of me;" Luke xxii. 19.
III. Unworthy Communicating: "Whosoever shall eat this
bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily,
shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. For
he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and
drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the
Lord's body;" 1 Cor. xi. 27, 29.
IV. Self-Examination: "But let a man examine himself;"
SER. I. The death of Christ: "Jesus yielded up the
II. The Crucifixion of Christ: "There they
crucified him ;” Luke xxiii. 33.
III. The High Priesthood of Christ: "Jesus
hath received a more excellent ministry;"
IV. The Bloody Baptism of Christ: "I have
a baptism to be baptised with, and how
am I straitened till it be accomplished !"
Ex. I. The Redeeming Love of God
III. The Sufferings of Christ, and the Malignity
III. The Christian's Seed-time and Harvest: "They who
sow in tears shall reap in joy ;" Psal. cxxvi. 5.
IV. The Christian a Citizen of Heaven: "Our conversation
Discourses after the Administration of the Lord's Supper.
DIS. I. The Mind which was in Christ: "Let the mind be in
you which also was in Christ;" Phil. ii. 5.
II. The Christian Exhorted and Encouraged to Exertion :
"Be strong, and let not your hands be weak; for your
SUITED TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE
DISCOURSES BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.
THE NATURE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.
LUKE XXII. 19, 20.
This bread is my body, which is given for you :—this cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
CHRISTIANITY is honourably distinguished, by the simplicity and spirituality of its ordinances and duties, not merely from those false religions which have in every age imposed on the credulity or the fears of mankind, but also from Judaism, the only other religion which justly lays claim to a divine origin. By far the greater part of the Christian code is occupied with the duties which naturally arise out of the relations which man bears to the Supreme Being, and to his fellow-men. Love to God and love to man, form the two cardinal requisitions of the law of Christ; and its particular injunctions are but illustrations or exemplifications of these two leading principles.
It is comparatively but a very small part of the Chris tian law that is occupied with ritual observances. Under the Old Testament economy, ceremonial institutions bore a very considerable proportion to the general mass of religious duty. On those who lived under that dispensation, were imposed numerous fatiguing and expensive observances, the meaning of which was in many cases obscure; and the obligation of which