Chapter 30

Of the Lord's Supper

1 I. Its institution
A. The original circumstances of its institution
B. The prescribed observation of its institution
1. Its location
2. Its duration
C. The multiple purposes of its institution
1. The primary design: "for the perpetual remembrance and showing forth the sacrifice of himself in death"
2. The subsidiary intentions
The confirmation of our faith
The nourishment of our spirituality
The increase of our commitment
The strengthening of our communion
2 II. Its nature
A. Described
1. Negatively
2. Positively
B. Applied
3-4 III. Its celebration
3 A. Its proper celebration
4 B. Its perverse celebration
5-6 IV. Its elements
5 A. The true doctrine defined
6 B. The false doctrine refuted
7-8 V. Its reception
7 A. The benefits or worthy reception
1. Its means
2. Its nature
3. Its basis
8 B. The liabilities of unworthy reception
1. By the openly unconverted
2. By the apparently converted

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p362-363. Used by permission.