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.


In Summary

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.