Weekly Hymn: Stronger
- Q79 Why then does Christ call the bread his body and the cup his blood, or the new covenant in his blood, and why does Paul speak of a participation in the body and blood of Christ?/
Answer: Christ speaks in this way for a good reason:
He wants to teach us by his supper that as bread and wine sustain us in this temporal life, so his crucified body and shed blood are true food and drink for our souls to eternal life. But, even more important, he wants to assure us by this visible sign and pledge, first, that through the working of the Holy Spirit we share in his true body and blood as surely as we receive with our mouth these holy signs in remembrance of him, and, second, that all his suffering and obedience are as certainly ours as if we personally had suffered and paid for our sins.
- Q80 What difference is there between the Lord’s supper and the papal mass? /
Answer: 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 worshipped. 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 worshipped. Therefore the mass is basically nothing but a denial of the one sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ, and an accursed idolatry.
Mon- 8/12 – 2 Chronicles 31-33 & Psalm 109
Tue – 8/13 – 2 Chronicles 34-36 & Psalm 110
Wed – 8/14 – Obadiah & Psalm 111
Thurs – 8/15 – 2 Corinthians 1-3 & Psalm 112
Fri – 8/16 – 2 Corinthians 4-6 & Psalm 113
Sat – 8/17 – 2 Corinthians 7-9 & Psalm 114
Sun – 8/18 – Catch Up Day