S. Luk. xxii. 19.
This do in Retembrance of me.

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N this Verse here is observable,

1. The Author of the Sacrament ; He. 2. The Rites.

1. He took Bread, and not Himself.
2. And gave Thanks, gúxueshoas, evrognoas,

S. Matt. xxvi. 26.
3. And brake it, A&t. ii. 42, 46. xadois to åęty.
4. And gave it to them.

Sacra mysteria propriis manibus accepe

runt d Diaconis. s. Cyprian. 3. The Words annex’d, This is my Body; that is, Signum corporis sui, Tertull. Gen. xvii

. 11. Hæc oblatio eft figura corporis & fanguinis

nostri Jesu Christi. s. Ambros.
4. The Command; This do in remembrance of
Wherein there are two Things,

1. The Command itself; This do.
2. The End; in remembrance of me.


1. The Command ; This do.
1. This. What is imply'd by that Word ?
1. GOD at first made a Covenant with

Man, Lev. xviii. s.
2. The first Covenant being broke, He made

another, Gen. iii. 15.
3. This Covenant in the old Testament, GOD

1. With Transitory; as,
1. The cloudy and fiery Pillar, Exod.
xiii. 21.


2. Red-Sea, Exod. xiv. 22.
3. Manna, Exod. xvi. 14.
Water from the Rock, Exod. xvii. 6.

Numb. xx. 9, 11. I Cor. x. 4. 2. With fixed Seals.

1. Circumcision, Gen. xvii, 10, 11. 2. The Passover, Exod. xii. 11. Under the New Testament, these are

chang’d into Baptism and the Lord's

Supper. 1. Baptism: Proselytes were circumcis'd,

baptiz'd and sacrific'd; Maimonid,

2 King. v. 13. 2. The Lord's-Sapper instead of the

Paslover. 5. These differ from the other in the Sigos,

Time, or 6. But agree, 1. In the Author.

Thing signify'd. 3.

End. 7. The Things that both agree in, make the

Essence of a Sacrament in general. This Sacrament therefore is, to An Ordinance appointed by Christ,

1 Cor. xi. 23. 2. Where the Elements are Bread and

Wine, i Cor. X. 16. and xi. 24, 25. 3. Under these, Chrift with all His Be.

nefits ; as, 1. Pardon, Ephef. i. 7. S. Matt. xxvi. 28. 2. Justification, Ifa. liii. 11. 2 Cor.

V. 21.
3. San&ification, A&t. iji, 26. S. Mai.

4 Adoption, S. Feb. i. 12.
5. Salvation, Hebr. vii. 25.



Are, 1. Represented, 1 Cor. xi. 25, 26. 2. Offer'd, Ifa. lv. 1. S. Mart. xi. 28, 29. 3. Convey'd. 4. Seald, Rom. iv. 11. unto the worthy

Receiver ; who, 1. Repents. 2. Acquaints himself with the Na

ture of the Sacraments, i Cor.

xi. 29.

3. Believeth. 1. The Act: Do, that is, administer and receive this Sacrament.

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II. The End. In remembrance of me. Where every Circumstance represents something of Christ.

1. The Confecration, A&t. ii. 23.
2. The Bread, His Body.
3. The breaking of the Bread, Ifa. liii. s.
4. The Wine, His Blood, S. Mait. xxvi. 28.

5. The pouring forth the Wine, S. Joh. xix. 34.

6. The offering Both to the Receiver, ifa. ·
lv. I.
7. The Hymn, S. Matt. xxvi. 30.

When therefore you do it, remember
1. How much Christ suffer'd.
2. Who He was that suffer'd.
3. Why He suffer'd.
4. What Benefits we have, or may have
Therefore, do this in Remembrance of

1. How ungrateful it is not to do it.
2. What you lose by not doing it.


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by it.

3. How

3. How ye can fhew and prove your

selves to be Christians, unless you

do it. 4. The Apostles and first Christians did

it frequently; 5. It is the most heavenly Work ye can

do. 6. You will one Day wish you had done

it. 7. It is Christ's Command ; and with

what Face can you appear before Him, if you live and die in the Ne. glect of it?

S. Luk.

S. LU k. xxii. 42. Nevertheless, not my Will, but

Thine be done.

HRIST Himself, as our Surety, had a

Cup to drink.

1. From Men. 1. Reproach, Ifa. liii. 3, 4. S. Matt. xxvii.

29. 2. Scourging, S. Mar. xv. 15.

3. Death, Phil. ii. 8. 2. From GOD. 1. The withdrawing the Light of His Coun

tenance, S. Matt. xxvii. 46. 2. The Sense of His Wrath due to our Sins,

S. Luk. xxii. 44. Rev. xix. 15.

Use. Hence see, 1. The dreadful Nature and Consequences

of Sin, 2 Cor. V. 21. : 2. The Justice of GOD, Exod. xxxiv. 7. 3. The Difficulty of Man's Redemption,

I S. Pet. j. 18, 19. 4. The Love of GOD and Christ, S. Joh.

XV. 13. Rom. v. 8. 5. GOD Tees Sin in His own Children,

Exod. iv. 14. 6. CHRIST is acquainted with Grief, and

knows what it is to be in Trouble, Ifa.
liii. 3. Hebr. iv. 15.

7. Afflicti.

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