|Author:||Vines, Richard, 1600?-1656.|
|Title:||A treatise of the institution, right administration, and receiving of the sacrament of the Lords-Supper.: Delivered in XX. sermons at St Laurence-Jury, London. / By the late reverend and learned minister of the Gospel Mr Richard Vines sometime master of Pembroke-Hall in Cambridge.|
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A treatise of the institution, right administration, and receiving of the sacrament of the Lords-Supper.: Delivered in XX. sermons at St Laurence-Jury, London. / By the late reverend and learned minister of the Gospel Mr Richard Vines sometime master of Pembroke-Hall in Cambridge.
Vines, Richard, 1600?-1656., Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691., Burgess, Anthony, d. 1664.
London: Printed by A.M. for Thomas Underhill at the Anchor and Bible in Pauls Church-yard, near the little north-door, 1657 [i.e. 1656]
Upon the Sight of Mr VINES His Posthumous TREATISE OF THE SACRAMENT, October 18. 1656.
TO THE READER.
The Bookseller to the READER.
A TREATISE OF THE Right Institution, Administration and Receiving of the SACRAMENT OF THE LORDS SUPPER.
CHAPTER I. Of the Passeover or Paschall-Lamb; Its signification, and the Analogy or Resemblance between it and Christ our Passeover.
CHAP. II. Of Errours and Corruptions in the Church; How soon they sprung up; When they are a ground of Sepa∣ration, and when not. That this Ordinance must be suitable to Gods Institution: And the Communi∣cants must be suitable to this Or∣dinance.
CHAP. III. That the Lord Jesus is the Authour of this Sacrament.
CHAP. IV. Of the Time of this Sacraments In∣stitution; And of Judas his be∣traying Christ.
CHAP. V. Why Christ deferr'd the instituting of this Supper, untill the night in which he was betrayed.
CHAP. VI. Of the outwards of this Ordinance of the Supper.
§. 3. Of the Elements Bread and Wine.
§. 4. The Rites or Actions about the Sacrament.
§. 5. Of Christ his Consecration or Blessing of the Elements.
§. 6. That a Presbyter only can consecrate or blesse the Elements to this Use.
§. 7. That the change of the Elements is onely of their Use.
§. 8. Of Christs Action of Breaking the Bread.
§. 9. Of the Manner of Christs giving the Bread and the Wine.
§. 10. Of the outward Actions pertaining to the Communicants.
§. 11. Of Sacramentall Eating and Drinking Christs Body and Blood.
§. 12. Of Spurious Rites and Gestures.
CHAP. VII. Some Observations upon the precedent Discourses.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Real Presence.
§. 4. This is my Body.
§. 5. This Cup is the New Testament in my bloud.
CHAP. IX. Of the Inward thing signified or re∣presented in this Supper.
I. What is presented to the Beleever.
§. 4. II. What the faithfull do receive in the right Use of this Ordinance.
CHAP. X. A four-fold Exhortation from the premises.
§. 2. Extreams about Christs Reall presence, and the middle way held by the Churches of our Profession.
§. 3. Arguments for the Protestants sense of the words, This is my Body.
§. 4. Why the Error of Transubstantiation is to be re∣jected with utmost detestation.
CHAP. XI. Of Christs mandate or charge for the celebration of this Ordinance in re∣membrance of Him.
§. 5. Who are commanded to receive this Sacrament.
§. 6. The End of the Institution and Celebration of this Ordinance.
CHAP. XII. Of doing this in remembrance of Christ; The Properties of this Memorial.
§. 3. To whom this Remembrance is made.
CHAP. XIII. A Lamentation for the neglect of this Ordinance.
§. 2. The Occasions of the Eclypse of this Ordi∣nance in our dayes.
§. 3. Of removing Obstructions to this Ordinance.
§. 6. How our mindes should be exercised in the time of the celebration of this Supper.
CHAP. XIII. How much it concerneth Ministers to Teach, and all to Learn the true meaning of this Ordinance.
CHAP. XIV. The great business that lies upon the Communicant, as oft as he eats this Bread and drinks this Cup, is to shew the Lords Death.
CHAP. XV. The Lords Supper is an iterable Ordinance.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Continuance of this and o∣ther Gospel-Ordinances in the Church.
CHAP. XVII. Of worthy and unworthy Receiving of the Lords Supper.
§. 4. That the Lords Supper is not common for all, but a bar'd Ordinance to some.
§. 5. The evidence of Fact.
§. 6. The evidence of Scripture.
Who are to be kept from the Sacrament.
§. 7. The evidence of Reason.
§. 8. Who may not be denied this Ordinance.
CHAP. XVIII. The Ʋses which are to be made of the two last Theses.
CHAP. XIX. What must be done where Discipline cannot be executed for want of Administrators.
CHAP. XX. Whether a Godly man lawfully may, or ought to stand as a Member of, and hold Communion in the Ordinances of God with such a Congregation as is mixt (as they call it) that is, where men visibly Scandalous in Life and Conversa∣tion are mingled with the Good in the Participation and Ʋse of Di∣vine Ordinances? Or, VVhether this Mixture of Heterogeneals do not pollute the Ordinances, and the Communion to the Godly, so as they are concerned to Separate from such Communion▪.
§. 7. Of Separation.
CHAP. XXI. Whether the Lords Supper be a con∣verting Ordinance?
§.4. Reasons proving the Lords Supper not to be an Ordinance appointed for conversion.
CHAP. XXII. Of Worthy and Ʋnworthy Recei∣ving; With some Cautions to prevent mis-judging our selves in the Case.
CHAP. XXIII. Of Worthy Receiving, &c.
§. 2. Of Preparation to this Sacrament.
§. 3. Of the outward manner of Receiving.
§. 4. What is requisite to make a man fit for the Sacrament.
§. 5. The pitch of fitnesse must not be set too high, nor too low.
§. 6. What is requisite to our Receiving Worthily.
CHAP. XXIV. That a Godly man may receive the Sacrament unworthily.
CHAP. XXV. Of the Graces which are to be exer∣cised and set on work in the Use of this Sacrament.
CHAP. XXVI. Motives to quicken Endeavours to a fit or worthy Participation of this Ordinance.
CHAP. XXVII. False and insufficient Qualificati∣ons for the Receiving of this Sa∣crament.
CHAP. XXVIII. The fruit and benefit of Worthy Re∣ceiving.
§. 2. That there is much benefit by Worthy Receiving.
§. 4. What the Benefit is.
§. 5. What is done to a Worthy Receiver by Christ.
§. 6. What is here Received by the Worthy Communicant.
CHAP. XXIX. The Sinfulness of Eating and Drink∣ing Ʋnworthily.
CHAP. XXX. The CaUse of this Sinne, viz. Not discerning the Lords Body.
§. 2. What it is not to discerne the Lords Body speculatively.
§. 3. What it is not to discerne the Lords Body practically.
CHAP. XXXI. The Aggravations of the Sinne of Ʋnworthy Receiving.
§. 2. What it is to be guilty of the Body and Bloud of the Lord.
CHAP. XXXII. The Danger of this Sinne.
§. 2. The Application.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of Examination in order to this Sa∣crament.
§. 2. Of Self-Examination.
§. 3. Practicall Positions to move us unto, and direct us in the duty of examining our selves at all times.
§. 4. Considerations about examining our selves in order to the Lords Supper.
§. 5. The Differences between true Grace, and what is not such.
§. 7. Of the Ministers or Elderships examining Communicants before Admittance.