My prediction–your milage may vary. As we read the book of Acts and the Pauline epistles, one of the things that becomes clear is that the Lord’s Supper seems to have been both pivotal and problematic for the health of the early church’s life together. It also seems to have been far different than almost … More A Lord’s Supper Reformation Will Lead to An Expansion of House Churches
The church at Corinth was a basket case–maybe one of the worst churches in the Apostle Paul’s experience. They were selfish. They were snobbish. They were segregated. They were sexually perverted. They were theologically undisciplined. They were unloving. They were divisive and argumentative. With that knowledge of the church, Paul talks about what the Lord’s … More Even the Worst: Preparing for the Lord’s Supper
Sunday Afternoon Musings This week I have been rereading a short biography on the life of Charles Simeon. It’s the second bio in John Piper’s The Roots of Endurance (Crossway, 2002). Simeon was a British pastor (1754-1836). His mother died when he was very young, his father was an unbeliever and he was sent to … More What Happens When a Non-believer Takes the Lord’s Supper Seriously?
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 … More Kevin DeYoung: “Reformation Gave Us a Seat at the Table”
Sunday Musings Great post over at 9 Marks today on what we ought to be doing when we come together as the body of Christ. Here’s the link. Take two minutes and read this excerpt from Ligon Duncan’s chapter “Foundations for Biblically Directed Worship” in Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, ed. Philip Graham … More Why and to Do What, Do We Come Together on Sunday?