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S. Luk. xxii. 19.
N this Verse here is observable,
1. The Author of the Sacrament ; He. 2. The Rites.
1. He took Bread, and not Himself.
S. Matt. xxvi. 26.
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.
1. The Command itself; This do.
1. The Command ; This do.
Man, Lev. xviii. s.
another, Gen. iii. 15.
2. Red-Sea, Exod. xiv. 22.
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.
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.
3. Believeth. 1. The Act: Do, that is, administer and receive this Sacrament.
II. The End. In remembrance of me. Where every Circumstance represents something of Christ.
1. The Confecration, A&t. ii. 23.
5. The pouring forth the Wine, S. Joh. xix. 34.
6. The offering Both to the Receiver, ifa. ·
When therefore you do it, remember
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. LU k. xxii. 42. Nevertheless, not my Will, but
Thine be done.
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.