Here’s a great article on the Lord’s Supper from Kevin DeYoung (link in blue below). Whether you celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week, or once a month or once a quarter, it is a good thing to give significant thought and prayer to the next time so that we will not do what the Corinthian church did in Paul’s day.
When they came together, to remember the Lord’s sacrifice for sin it was “not for the better but for the worse” (1 Cor. 11:17). Essentially, for the first eleven chapters, the Apostle Paul indicts the church of Corinth for being an open scandal on the gospel. They were unloving, uncaring, proud, boastful, arrogant, selfish, and abusive. By the time he gets to “the great love chapter of 1 Corinthians 13” he is in pretty deep with his rebuke of both their behavior and doctrine. Chapter 13 is Paul pointedly saying, “You want to know what love is? I’ll tell you what love is. Love is everything that you are not!”
Strong stuff from the apostle to the Gentiles.
And he’s right. It is a serious matter indeed if the Lord’s Supper is being practiced in a way that mocks the very One who sacrificed so much for His sheep (see 1 Cor. 11:29-34).
Luther and the “Reformation Gave us a Seat at the Table” and helped to put the Lord’s Supper in its proper perspective once again for the Church. Tonight as people all across the country revel in a very “un-reformationish” activity is a good time to take a moment and reflect on one of the great gains of the Reformation and Reformation Day.
Let’s make sure that we take our seat at that table in a way that honors the Risen Christ, that we might be healed and “grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). I commend the article to you. Enjoy.