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All articles & reviews tagged with lords-supper

Review

June 2020
Reviews > Book

The Lord’s Supper: Answers to common questions

The book accomplishes exactly what it says on the cover. Although short, it is by no means shallow. Its chapters are punchy yet weighty, and the style of writing is both accessible and engaging. Written from a Reformed Presbyterian position, the views it expresses will be shared by all confessional Christians. Mathison deals persuasively…

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Article

June 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Why we won’t celebrate the Lord’s Supper until we are together

During this time of physical-distancing and isolation, some have asked about having communion during the live-stream service. Since we live-stream the singing and the sermon, why not live-stream the communion service and allow each family to observe it in their own homes? This sounds reasonable, but our New Testament ecclesiology will not allow us…

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October 2018
Articles > Guest column

GUEST COLUMN: The means of grace (2): baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Have you met with God recently? Did you enjoy his presence and bask in his glory? Was your faith strengthened as Christ himself ministered to your needs? Would you even know where to go to find these things? Or perhaps you have given up looking for that elusive experience of God that evangelical Christianity…

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November 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The body of Christ

For we, being many, are one bread and one body’ (1 Corinthians 10:17) No Christian is called to be a religious ‘lone ranger’. True communion with Christ carries with it a desire to commune with fellow believers in the church, which is the ‘body of Christ’. There is a transition from the bread as…

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October 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Communion with Christ

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the body of Christ...? (1 Corinthians 10:16) It is very striking that whereas the feasts and festivals of the Old Testament period were meticulously described and grandly titled (‘Day of Atonement’, ‘Feast of Tabernacles,’ etc.), the one and only prescribed feast…

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September 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Discerning the Lord’s body

'For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgement to himself, not discerning the Lord's body' (1 Corinthians 11: 29) God’s Word shows us the consequences of sin, not to depress us but that, by doing things the right way, we might avoid shipwreck. There are things to learn…

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August 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Self-examination

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup (1 Corinthians 11:28) From all that we have seen so far, it is obvious that only professing Christians are invited to the Lord's Table. Underlying this are three great facts. The first is that Scripture…

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