The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
James v. 11.
Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord. Psalm
cxix. 156. God so loved the world,
that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life. John
iii. 16. God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Rom.
v. 8. Having made peace through
the blood of his cross. Col. i. 20.
Those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets,
that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Acts
iii. 18. In whom we have redemption
through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of
his grace. Eph. i. 7.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us. Gal. iii. 13.
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall
he not with him also freely give us all things ?
Rom. viii. 32. - See
...who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world;...
He became obedient unto death, even the death
of the cross. Phil. ii. 8.
Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin. Isa.
liii. 10. Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many. Heb. ix.
28. This he did once, when he
offered up himself. Heb. vii. 27.
We are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once
for all. This man after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever,
sat down on the right hand of God, from henceforth expecting till his enemies
be made his footstool: for by one offering he hath perfected for ever them
that are sanctified. Heb. x. 10 to
14. Neither is there salvation
in any other; for there is none other Name under heaven, given among men,
whereby we must be saved. Acts iv.
12. There remaineth no more sacrifice
for sins. Heb. x. 26.
All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ.
2 Cor. v. 18. My little children,
these things write I unto you, that ye sin not: and if any man sin, we
have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is
the Propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the
sins of the whole world. 1 John ii.
1, 2. - See
ix. 26. - John xix. 30.
...and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood: who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat; this is my Body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise, after supper he took the cup; and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all, of this; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.
And he took bread and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me: likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke xxii. 19, 20. The Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me: after the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me: for as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 1 Cor. xi. 23 to 26, 28. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? the bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ ? for we being many are one bread, and one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread. 1 Cor. x. 16, 17.
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