The Focus of the Sacraments

Reformed churches traditionally have a high view of the sacraments, so it is important for those who believe Reformed theology is the best summary of biblical teaching to have a high view of the sacraments as well. That means baptism and the Lord’s Supper must be seen as true means of grace, avenues through which the Holy Spirit works to portray visibly the promises of the gospel and mature us in Christ. At the same time, let us also understand that the grace we receive through the sacraments is not a different kind of grace than what we receive through the preaching of the Word and prayer. The sacraments are not ways to receive a “better grace,” nor are they “better” ways to access sanctifying grace. They are just a different means to access the same grace. Keep reading