The Lord’s Supper is a meal with a unique vantage point. Christians look at three realities and are spiritually nourished in each. From Guy Prentiss Waters: The Lord’s Supper, therefore, always and simultaneously points in two directions, backward and forward. It points backward to the finished work of Christ on the cross. The Supper, in …

Continue reading

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 30 80. Q. What difference is there between the Lord’s Supper and the papal Mass? A. The Lord’s Supper testifies to us that we have compete forgiveness of all our sins through the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ which he himself has accomplished on the cross once for all; (and …

Continue reading

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 28 75. Q. How are you reminded and assured in the Holy Supper that you participate in the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross and in all his benefits? A. In this way: Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat of this broken bread, and to drink …

Continue reading

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 25 65. Q. Since, then, faith alone makes us share in Christ and all his benefits, where does such faith originate? A. The Holy Spirit creates it in our hearts by the preaching of the holy gospel, and confirms it by the use of the holy Sacraments. 66. Q. What …

Continue reading

The Lord’s Supper is not solely a reference to a past event. It is an experience of the present work of God. It is an anticipation of the completed work of God. From Fleming Rutledge. Remembering in Scripture refers to present action. If a woman prays to God to remember her mother, that does not …

Continue reading

Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 48 Chapter 29 – Of The Lord’s Supper (Cont.) Paragraphs 5-8 V. The outward elements in this sacrament, duly set apart to the uses ordained by Christ, have such relation to him crucified, as that truly, yet sacramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the …

Continue reading