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How to Celebrate the Lord’s Supper

aired December 4, 2018

Episode 67 Show Notes 

How to Celebrate the Lord's Supper

From the Show

Should we celebrate the Lord’s supper with joy and thanksgiving or should it be a solemn and reverent event?

The more important question [than how often should we be celebrating the Lord’s Supper] is, what is it? Understandably, if people just think that [the Lord’s Supper] is an object lesson, that can get pretty old after a while. But, if it's actually the food and drink of our souls, if it's actually God putting his stamp, his pledge, his seal, on his word, once again promising to us after a week of not being sure whether we've really out-sinned God's grace, then we need it every time the word is preached…When the church came together, we read in 1 Corinthians and in Acts, that when the church came together they celebrated the Lord's Supper; “shared in the apostles teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers.” This was normal. And in 1 Corinthians, Paul says, “when you come together as the church, is it communion that you're celebrating?” So, there really was this expectation that when the people of God come together on the Lord's day, the word will be preached and it will be ratified, certified, by God's pledge in the sacraments. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1.  How can people who seem to accept the gospel later leave the faith? Does this mean the Holy Spirit failed to save them?

2. Jesus was baptized with the Holy Spirit prior to starting His public ministry. Why did that need to happen since he was the Son of God already? He was already fully God and fully man. Was there another reason for this public demonstration?

3. Is the Book of Genesis historically true? Is it possible for Christians to interpret Genesis as a myth or fable of what a faithful life devoted to God looks like?

4. Should we celebrate the Lord’s supper with joy and thanksgiving or should it be a solemn and reverent event?

5. What are some of your favorite books about how to read the Bible in a Christ-centered way? I have some friends who are new to this way of thinking and would love to do a book study and then a Bible study to see if they can get a grasp on it. Do you have any advice?

6. How do you know if a person is called to be a missionary?


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