Lord's Day 25
65 Q. You
confess that by faith alone you share in Christ and all his
blessings: where does that faith come from?
The Holy Spirit produces it in our hearts1
preaching of the holy gospel,2
our use of the holy sacraments.3
John 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:10-14; Eph. 2:8
Rom. 10:17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25
Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16
66. Q. What
Sacraments are holy signs and seals for us to see.
instituted by God so that
use of them
he might make
us understand more clearly
promise of the gospel,
and might put
his seal on that promise.1
And this is
God's gospel promise:
forgive our sins and give us eternal life
by grace alone
Christ's one sacrifice
Gen. 17:11; Deut. 30:6; Rom. 4:11
Matt. 26:27-28; Acts 2:38; Heb. 10:10
67 Q. Are
both the word and the sacraments then intended to focus our
faith on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as the only
ground of our salvation?
In the gospel the Holy Spirit teaches us
the holy sacraments he assures us
Christ's one sacrifice for us on the cross.1
Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor.
11:26; Gal. 3:27
68 Q. How
many sacraments did Christ institute in the New Testament?
Two: baptism and the Lord's Supper.1
Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26
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