THE ELEMENTS OF THE SACRAMENTS
BY ELIZA FLANIGAN AND NATALIE LUKIES
THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
The essential elements of the sacraments are:
- A visible sign
- Instituted by christ
- To give grace
A visible sign
An action is performed by a minister.
Instituted by Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ instructedHis church to offer the seven sacraments to his followers.
To give grace
We could describe grace as God's free gift to Himself.
We can say that a sacrament is one of the means God has chosen to influence our life in the direction of his purpose for giving us life.