Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Lord's Supper at Trinity

This Sunday (6/29) I plan to help us delve into some practical issues related to the Lord's Supper based on I Corinthians 11. One of the things we'll be discussing is the frequency with which we celebrate holy communion as a church family. Over the past months we as elders have wrestled with the combined testimony of Scripture, biblical theology and church history and have concluded that Jesus' original design for the Lord's Supper was to see it as one of the primary elements of Christian worship. In other words, whenever we gather to hear the Bible preached, to sing and to pray as a church it also makes sense to gather around the table to remember Christ's death and second coming. Consequently, beginning in September we're considering beginning the practice of every week communion.

We'd like to know what you think. Please click on the word "comments" below to post a reply and join the conversation.

Grace and peace,

Andy

Here are some web resources on this issue I've found helpful:
*(click on the title to read the article)

Why Weekly Communion? - by Dr. Tom Browning

Weekly Communion - by Douglas Wilson

Common Practice - On Weekly Communion - by Jim Rogers

2 comments:

Wathens said...

The sermon was great. It made a lot of sense to us. I'm hoping everyone else will agree that communion every Sunday for believers is wonderful!

Plus, we get a little snack at church every week (just kidding).

Galatians 2:20 said...

I am all for a weekly celebration of the Lord's Supper. Also, this was the first time it really dawned on me that there are many means of grace, and that grace is not always saving grace (not to be confusing, yes, the Lord's supper is a symbol of Christ's death and resurrection, which itself is the means of our salvation, but the symbol doesn't cause salvation).

Also, I'm excited about every weekly service having such a wonderful presentation/proclamation of the gospel itself in the form of the sacrament that He gave us.

Finally, I am open to a future discussion of the elements themselves.