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TREATISE

ON

THE LORD'S SUPPER;

CONTAINING

COPIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE LEADING DOCTRINES OF THE
GOSPEL, AND OF THE LEADING DUTIES AND VARIED

EXPERIENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.

BY

THE REV. JAMES GRIERSON,

MINISTER OF ERROL.

EDINBURGH:
JOHN JOHNSTONE, HUNTER SQUARE.

WHITTAKER & CO.; AND NISBET & CO., LONDON.

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EDINBURGH PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND HUGHES,

PAUL'S WORK, CANONGATE.

TO

THE REVEREND ROBERT GORDON, D.D.,

ONE OF THE MINISTERS
OF THE HIGH CHURCH, EDINBURGH,

THIS VOLUME,
HONOURED IN MANUSCRIPT BY HIS PERUSAL,

IS INSCRIBED,
WITH EVERY SENTIMENT OF AFFECTIONATE REGARD;

. WITH A JUST ADMIRATION
OF HIS PIETY, DEVOTEDNESS, AND EMINENCE,

AS A MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST;

WITH A PLEASING REMEMBRANCE OF THE COMFORT AND DELIGHT WHICH WERE ENJOYED

FROM HIS FELLOWSHIP AND ASSISTANCE,
ON THE FIRST OCCASION ON WHICH THE AUTHOR PRESIDED
AT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SOLEMN ORDINANCE

TO WHICH IT RELATES ;
AND WITH A LIVELY SENSE OF THE HAPPINESS

WHICH HE HAS LONG EXPERIENCED
IN THE POSSESSION OF HIS FRIENDSHIP.

PREFACE.

This little volume is with much diffidence sub mitted to the attention of the Christian reader. It embodies the views and illustrations which the Author has been accustomed to present to the earnest consideration of those young persons who, in a populous parish, have successively applied to him for admission to the most solemn ordinance of our holy religion.

After maturing his thoughts on this sacred and interesting subject, during a period of nearly twenty years, and making trial of various methods of instruction and means of illustration, particular circumstances occurred which suggested to the Author the propriety of committing his thoughts to writing. This he first did while lecturing to his congregation on that part of the SHORTER CATECHISM which relates to the Sacraments. Soon after this, the Introductory Chapter of the present Treatise was printed in the SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN HERALD

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