Water, Wine, Bread: Elements of Grace - Heather Cowie

March 30, 2014

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn her message Pastor Heather Cowie talks about The Sacraments of Baptism and Communion and how they are a "means of grace".

[A]nd this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
I Peter 3:21-22

Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 76
Q. What does it mean 
to eat the crucified body of Christ
 and to drink his poured-out blood?
A.It means to accept with a believing heart the entire suffering and death of Christ and thereby to receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
But it means more. Through the Holy Spirit, who lives both in Christ and in us,
 we are united more and more to Christ’s blessed body. And so, although he is in heaven and we are on earth, we are flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone.
 And we forever live on and are governed by one Spirit, as the members of our body are by one soul.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:8-10

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


All Creatures of our God and King

Only You

Great is thy Faithfulness

You're Everything

I will not forget you

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