Lord’s Supper

Introduction to the Lord’s Supper
These outlines by Mike Farley, Central Presbyterian’s pastor of worship, provide an introduction to a biblical understanding of the meaning and manner of celebrating the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper: Meals with God
The Lord’s Supper: Present and future
The Lord’s Supper: Creation, culture, and ethics
The Lord’s Supper: Liturgical form of the meal

Meditations on the Lord’s Supper
These brief meditations show how the Lord’s Supper connects and fulfills many different themes, images, and events in many different texts in Scripture.  These reflections demonstrate the numerous and multifaceted ways that the Lord’s Supper embodies the gospel of God’s saving work through Jesus Christ.

A Brief Argument for the Weekly Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Let Us Keep the Feast:  An Extended Argument for the Weekly Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
These articles by Presbyterian pastor and theologian Jack Kinneer provide evidence from the early church as well as biblical, theological, and practical reasons for celebrating the Lord’s Supper as an intrinsic and important part of corporate worship each Lord’s Day.

At Least Weekly: The Reformed Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper and Its Frequent Celebration
In this scholarly essay, Reformed theologian Michael Horton, argues that the most authoritative Reformed/Presbyterian teachings about the Lord’s Supper and many practical considerations support a very frequent (ideally weekly) celebration of the Lord’s Supper as well as a festive, celebratory manner of observing this sacrament.

The Lord’s Supper in the Reformed Confessions
A famous scholarly essay by Brian Gerrish analyzing the view of the Lord’s Supper presented in the major Reformed and Presbyterian confessions of faith in the 16th and 17th centuries.  He argues that the Reformed confessions mostly adopted John Calvin’s theology of the Supper as a means through which we receive the life of the resurrected Christ by the Spirit.

 

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