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All articles & reviews tagged with lords-table

Article

March 2021
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Solemnity and celebration, exclusivity and inclusivity

The Lord’s Supper is an occasion that is both solemn and celebratory. In the Lord’s Supper we remember the suffering and death of the innocent Son of God and we confess that it was our sin that made it necessary. In the Lord’s Supper we rejoice that God made a way for us to be saved and we proclaim with confidence that…

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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

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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Article

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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Article

July 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Proclaiming the Lord’s death

'For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes' (1 Corinthians 11:26). The idea of having memorials for the dead is to keep their memories alive. In USA where I live, Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Memorial, Valley Forge and Mount Rushmore are…

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June 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The presence of Christ

The Christian thirsts for the nearness of Christ. This should not be difficult to understand. We know what it is to be close to our loved ones. That is why families gather at festive times of the year and for birthdays and anniversaries. A sense of closeness, and of connection, deepens and strengthens natural…

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