Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

Christ Church Catechism 105 with Helps

Q105. What is required to be a worthy receiver of the Lord’s Supper? A105. It is required of them that would worthily (that is, suitably) partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves—of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body; of their faith to feed upon Him; of their repentance, love, and new obedience––lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves. 1 Corinthians 11:27-31. “Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in…

Christ Church Catechism 104 with Helps

Q104. What is the Lord’s Supper? A104. The Lord’s Supper is a holy ordinance, in which, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ’s appointment, His death is showed forth, and the worthy receivers are––not after a literal and bodily manner, but by faith––made partakers of His body and blood, with all His benefits, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. “23I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the…

Christ Church Catechism 103 with Helps

Q103. What is the duty of those who are rightly baptized? A103. It is the duty of those who are rightly baptized to join themselves to some visible and orderly church of Jesus Christ, that they may walk in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. Acts 2:46-47. “46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,…

Christ Church Catechism 102 with Helps

Q102. How is Baptism rightly administered? A102. Baptism is rightly administered by immersion, or dipping the whole body of the person in water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:16. “After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him…” John 3:23. “John also was baptizing in Aenon near…

Christ Church Catechism 101 with Helps

Q101. Are the infants of such as are professing believers to be baptized? A101. The infants of such as are professing believers are not to be baptized; because there is neither command nor example in the Holy Scriptures, or certain consequence from them, to baptize such. The Scriptures reveal that baptism is a sign of fellowship or union with Christ. Therefore, we must conclude that the proper recipients of baptism are only “those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith…

Christ Church Catechism 100 with Helps

Q100. To whom is Baptism to be administered? A100. Baptism is to be administered to all those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith in and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, and to none other. Acts 2:38. “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’” Matthew 3:6. “…and they were being baptized by him…

Christ Church Catechism 99 with Helps

Q99. What is Baptism? A99. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ to be to the person baptised a sign of his fellowship with Him in His death, and burial, and resurrection, of his being engrafted into Him, of remission of sins, and of his giving up himself to God through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life. Matt. 28:19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in…

Suggestions for listening to the sermon

March 21, 2020 Dear Christ Church family, I have been thinking about sitting at home tomorrow with my family and watching the sermon via video. When sitting together and hearing the sermon preached live, there is the temptation to let the mind wander. It is so easy to put the mind in neutral rather than engage with what we are hearing. Surely the temptation is even greater when sitting in our own living rooms in front of the television or…