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I Corinthians 11:17-35

Filled by the Supper

Examine yourself …
I. The Sinner Satisfied
A. Final Sacrifice
B. Full Salvation
C. For the Unworthy
II. The Sinner Secured
A. Living Lord
B. Engrafted Saints
C. Made Worthy
III. The Sinner Sanctified
A. A Feast Grace
B. Strengthening Faith
C. Amending Lives
… and rejoice!

Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 30

80. Q. What difference is there between the Lord’s supper and
the papal mass?

A. The Lord’s supper testifies to us, first, that we have complete
forgiveness of all our sins through the one sacrifice of Jesus
Christ, which He Himself accomplished on the cross once for all;
and, second, that through the Holy Spirit we are grafted into
Christ, who with His true body is now in heaven at the right hand
of the Father, and this is where He wants to be worshiped. But
the mass teaches, first, that the living and the dead do not
have forgiveness of sins through the suffering of Christ unless He
is still offered for them daily by the priests; and, second, that
Christ is bodily present in the form of bread and wine, and there
is to be worshiped. Therefore, the mass is basically nothing but
a denial of the one sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ, and
an accursed idolatry.
81. Q. Who are to come to the table of the Lord?
A. Those who are truly displeased with themselves because of
their sins and yet trust that these are forgiven them and that
their remaining weakness is covered by the suffering and death
of Christ, and who also desire more and more to strengthen
their faith and amend their life. But hypocrites and those who
do not repent eat and drink judgment upon themselves.
82. Q. Are those also to be admitted to the Lord’s supper who by
their confession and life show that they are unbelieving and

A. No, for then the covenant of God would be profaned and
His wrath kindled against the whole congregation. Therefore,
according to the command of Christ and His apostles, the
Christian church is duty-bound to exclude such persons by the
keys of the kingdom of heaven, until they amend their lives.