All tagged Lord's Supper
It remains unclear if Luther returned to the doctrine of the early church or truly added to it as the Orthodox theologians claim.
People in our churches need to know that they would be missed at the Lord’s Table.
Every single week I am encouraged to renew the instruction with my children because with each week's consumption the benefits of faith are renewed.
"The flesh and blood of Christ are not less truly given to the unworthy into the elect believers of God." - John Calvin
Kenzie isn't the only person who needs to hear this weekly.
Rather, than zooming
As moderns, we tend to believe that we are capable of objectively removing ourselves from our relationship with Christ and stand outside of it and judge it properly. Not only is this impossible, it would be a sinful approach to things even if we were capable of doing it.
But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through
Perhaps the reason there is so much strife in the church nowadays is because we are not communing with one another as we ought. Our ultimate allegiances need to be formed not by who we would invite to our tables but by whom Jesus, weekly, invites to his.
The confession-oriented churches (credobaptism) have dispensed with this unity for a modernist community of convenience and exclusion.
"The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'" (Luke 7:43, NASB)
In the Lord's
God's promises to Israel was to establish a mountain (Isa 2) and provide wine (Isa 25:6). With both of these things done in Christ we now worship in the "temple of Jesus" which is the body of Christ.
The second important lesson is that evil is specific. The devil is the adversary of God. And thus the devil is the adversary of God’s people. He looks to destroy us but our faith in Christ delivers us (1 Pet 5:8-9).