Category Archives: Sacraments

Can Reformed Baptists Join Old School Presbyterian Churches?

It is almost inevitable that Old School Presbyterian (OSP) church planters will have people from differing theological backgrounds visiting their congregations, and some of the most common visitors will be Reformed Baptists. Obviously having Reformed Baptists (RBs) visit your congregation … Continue reading

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Some Meals Can’t Be Eaten “take-out”

Sometimes people ask if might be possible to take the elements of the Lord’s Supper to those who were not in the worship service or to simply have the pastor do a small “Lord’s Supper” service with the sick and … Continue reading

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Must We Use Unleavened Bread in the Lord’s Supper?

While many OSP churches have come round to using wine in the Lord’s Supper, there is a common misunderstanding among many churches that the kind of bread we use in communion should be unleavened. The biblical data does not support … Continue reading

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Contra Schenck

One of the questions that should concern pastors, Old School Presbyterian or not, is “what is the status of the children of believers or ‘Covenant Children’?” That question, after all, will dramatically affect the way in which we preach and … Continue reading

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On Deciding Whether A Child is Ready to Receive the Lord’s Supper

One of the responsibilities of sessions is determining whether a non-communing child is now ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. Over the years, it has become the custom in many Reformed churches, even Old School Presbyterian (OSP) ones, to assume … Continue reading

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The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ, Pt. 2 of 2

The Elements of Public Worship Part VII The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ Pt. 2 of 2 “Q 169: How hath Christ appointed bread and wine to be given and received in the sacrament … Continue reading

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The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ, Pt. 1 of 2

                  The Elements of Public Worship Part VII The Due Administration and Right Receiving of the Sacraments Instituted by Christ Pt. 1 of 2 Q92: What is a sacrament? A92: A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ, wherein, … Continue reading

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