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What Does Sacrament Mean?
The Holy Spirit powerfully shares the gospel through the sacraments. He uses baptism to produce faith and save people. He uses the Lord’s Supper to strengthen believers’ faith by conveying the forgiveness of sins through it (Matthew 26:28).
Jesus called the Lord’s Supper “the new testament in my blood” (Luke 22:20). This is a reference to the unilateral agreement God brought into effect through Jesus. See Covenant. You have been written into the will because of Christ’s atonement.
The Lord’s Supper is not about me renewing my covenant with God or a reminder to improve. It is the proof of forgiveness in Jesus’ body and blood. “Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22). The Lord’s Supper is God’s way of lovingly saying, “Look at all I have done for you.” This personal assurance of forgiveness gives Christians renewed confidence in salvation and eternal life.
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