The Morning Devotional: WCF 28.6-7

The Morning Devotional: WCF 28.6-7

The Morning Devotional for September 15, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 28.6-7

VI. The efficacy of baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is administered;a yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God’s own will, in his appointed time.b

a. John 3:58. • b. Acts 2:3841Gal 3:27Eph 5:25-26Titus 3:5.

VII. The sacrament of baptism is but once to be administered to any person.

a. Titus 3:5.

The Morning Devotional: WCF 28.6-7

The Morning Devotional: WCF 28.1

The Morning Devotional for September 8, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 28.1

I. Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ,a not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church,b but also to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace,c of his ingrafting into Christ,d of regeneration,e of remission of sins,f and of his giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life:g which sacrament is, by Christ’s own appointment, to be continued in his Church until the end of the world.h

a. Mat 28:19. • b. 1 Cor 12:13. • c. Rom 4:11 with Col 2:11-12. • d. Rom 6:5Gal 3:27. • e. Titus 3:5. • f. Mark 1:4. • g. Rom 6:3-4. • h. Mat 28:19-20

The Morning Devotional: WCF 27.1

The Morning Devotional: WCF 27.1

The Morning Devotional for September 1, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 27.1

I. Sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace,a immediately instituted by God,b to represent Christ and his benefits, and to confirm our interest in him:c as also to put a visible difference between those that belong unto the Church and the rest of the world;d and solemnly to engage them to the service of God in Christ, according to his Word.e

The Morning Devotional: WCF 20.1 (Part One)

The Morning Devotional: WCF 20.1 (Part One)

The Morning Devotional for July 3, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 20.1 (Part One)

I. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law;a and in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin,bfrom the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation;c as also in their free access to God,d and their yielding obedience unto him, not out of slavish fear, but a child-like love and willing mind.e All which were common also to believers under the law;f but under the New Testament the liberty of Christians is further enlarged in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected;g and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace,h and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.i

a. Gal 3:131 Thes 1:10Titus 2:14. • b. Acts 26:18Rom 6:14Gal 1:4Col 1:13. • c. Psa 119:71Rom 8:1281 Cor 15:54-57. • d. Rom 5:1-2. • e. Rom 8:14-151 John 4:18. • f. Gal 3:914. • g. Acts 15:10-11Gal 4:1-36-75:1. • h. Heb 4:141610:19-22. • i. John 7:38-392 Cor 3:1317

The Morning Devotional: WCF 19.6 (Part Two)

The Morning Devotional: WCF 19.6 (Part Two)

The Morning Devotional for June 29, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 19.6 (Part Two)

VI. Although true believers be not under the law as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified or condemned;a yet is it of great use to them, as well as to others; in that, as a rule of life, informing them of the will of God and their duty, it directs and binds them to walk accordingly;b discovering also the sinful pollutions of their nature, hearts, and lives;c so as, examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against sin;d together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ, and the perfection of his obedience.e It is likewise of use to the regenerate, to restrain their corruptions, in that it forbids sin;f and the threatenings of it serve to show what even their sins deserve, and what afflictions in this life they may expect for them, although freed from the curse thereof threatened in the law.g The promises of it, in like manner, show them God’s approbation of obedience, and what blessings they may expect upon the performance thereof;h although not as due to them by the law as a covenant of works:i so as a man’s doing good, and refraining from evil, because the law encourageth to the one, and deterreth from the other, is no evidence of his being under the law, and not under grace.j