The Lord’s Supper

1. What is another sacrament in addition to baptism?

Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper.

2. When did Christ institute this sacrament?

When He ate the last Passover with His disciples in the night inwhich He was betrayed. I Corinthians 11:23

3. What are the signs of the Lord’s Supper?

The broken bread and the poured out wine.I Corinthians 11:24, 25

4. Of what are the bread and wine signs?

Of the broken body and shed blood of Christ by which Christ made atonement for our sins. I Corinthians 11:26

5. How is Christ present in the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper?

He is spiritually present by His grace and Spirit because the bread and wine signify and seal His body and blood.I Corinthians 10:16

6. How do the partakers eat and drink Christ at His table?

Spiritually, and only by a true and living faith.

7. To whom must the supper be administered?

To all baptized Christians who reveal themselves in confession and walk as true believers.

8. What is necessary before we come to the table of the Lord?

We must rightly examine ourselves whether we are worthy partakers of the table of the Lord. II Corinthians 11:28

9. What must we examine in ourselves?

Three things: whether we are truly sorry for our sins; whether we believe that our sins are forgiven in Christ; and whether our faith is revealed in a holy walk. II Corinthians 13:5


1. What does Lord’s Day 30 of the Heidelberg Catechism say is the difference between the Lord’s Supper and the Popish mass?

2. Prove from I Corinthians 11:24, 25 that the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper are signs of Christ’s body and blood.

3. What does I Corinthians 11:27 say about those who eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily?

4. What does Lord’s Day 30, Question and Answer 81 say concerning those for whom the Lord’s Supper is instituted?