The Signs of the Covenant
Using the Sacraments
The Idea and Importance of the Sacraments (3)
Not only does God tell us about His love and grace, but He also makes them visible to us in the sacraments. This article discusses the sacraments and the church and why there are only two sacraments.
The Idea and Importance of the Sacraments (2)
Not only does God tell us about His love and grace, but He also makes them visible to us in the sacraments. This article discusses sacraments as seals and as a means of grace.
The Idea and Importance of the Sacraments (1)
Not only does God tell us about His love and grace, but He also makes them visible to us in the sacraments. This article is about the sacraments as signs of grace.
Of Crosses and Communion Cups
What Is a Sacrament
What is a sacrament? It is a sign and seal, a means of grace, instituted by Christ. This article considers these things, and explains the meaning of both baptism and the Lord's Supper.
The Visible Word
Is there value in showing a video in a worship service in order to press home the truth of the Scriptures? This article shows that God has given the church the sacraments as the Word for our eyes.
Seeing Is Believing: Signs and Seals of the Covenant of Grace
What are sacraments? Sacraments are tokens of the Lord's love leading believers to communion with God. This article explains the meaning of sacraments as signs and seals, and as means of grace. It then looks at the meaning of baptism and the Lord's Supper and how they function as signs and seals.
Word and Sacrament in Worship
What is the role of preaching and the sacraments in the worship service? Through these means, God assures believers of the promises of Scripture. The author also discusses the practice of the altar call - does this practice also confirm the gospel?
Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Sacraments
What are sacraments? This article shows that sacraments are visible signs and seals of God’s invisible grace promised to his people in the gospel. Both baptism and Lord's Supper point us to the work of Christ.
This article explains the ways in which the sacraments are efficacious by virtue of participation in them. The Lord's Supper is a means by which the church manifests itself as one body, and baptism effects membership in the church and displays the shape of the church and its position over against the world.
This article discusses different views of the sacraments. The author also looks at the sacraments as a sign and seal.
In this article, the place of the sacraments is discussed. A brief account is given of the origin of baptism and the Lord's Supper. Special focus is laid on the sacrament of baptism, especially its covenantal aspect. The matter of infant baptism is also addressed.
Hermeneutics, the Analogy of Faith and New Testament Sacramental Realism
This article considers the legitimate use of the analogy of faith in the interpretation of Scripture. The role of hermeneutics is further reflected upon in the contexts where language is found that is often interpreted as realistic references to sacramental language.