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Shorter Catechism

𝒬 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?

𝒜. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism,1 and the Lord's Supper.2

  1. Matthew 28:19

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (ESV)

  2. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

    For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. (ESV)

Larger Catechism

𝒬 164. How many sacraments hath Christ instituted in his church under the new testament?

𝒜. Under the new testament Christ hath instituted in his church only two sacraments, baptism and the Lord's Supper.1

  1. Matthew 28:19

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    1 Corinthians 11:20

    When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat.

    1 Corinthians 11:23

    For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,

    Matthew 26:26-28

    Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (ESV)


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