1. PointyHaired Calvinist

    What do you use in church for “the bread”?

    What bread does your church use for the Supper?
  2. PointyHaired Calvinist

    What do you use in church?

    I’m curious to see what everyone uses in church here!
  3. TryingToLearn

    Communion with Christ's Human Nature During the Supper?

    I've been re-reading Bavinck on the Supper, and, I understand that the Reformed position is that we commune with Christ's human and divine nature in the supper on the basis that you cannot commune with one nature because of the unity of Christ's person; but I am having a hard time understanding...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW: Attending the Lord’s Table by Henry Tozer (1602-1650)

    Attending the Lord’s Table by Henry Tozer (1602-1650) Henry Tozer (1602-1650) was a noted theologian, and puritan preacher of the Gospel. He was invited to sit on the Westminster Assembly, but declined in order to preach regularly to the king at Oxford. When Christians participate in the...
  5. Jonathan95

    Paedo-Baptism Answers Credobaptist to Paedobaptist Transition

    I wish I could leave like a voice clips or something, hahaha. I have much on my mind and need other minds to bounce ideas off of. Thank you my friends for any answers that follow. I am currently a credobaptist who seems to be slowly but surely transitioning into a paedo position. I'd love to...
  6. J.L. Allen

    Communion at Missouri Synod Lutheran

    My family attends a Lutheran church (LCMS) in Alabama. It’s a solid church that preaches the Gospel boldly. Obviously, I respectfully disagree with several doctrinal issues, but I’m ultimately happy that my parents and sister are in a good church (especially my dad who I think is coming to the...
  7. Regi Addictissimus

    Question on the Lord's Supper

    Good day, brethren. I was recently asked if I've ever come across in my studies on whether the elements of the Lord's Supper can be administered outside of the church, by the church government, in cases of illnesses and when an individual is bedridden. I have searched my Systematic Theology...
  8. Travis Fentiman

    Communion Tokens: Resources Available

    Communion tokens (paper or metal) were used by the reformers and puritans of old for the elders to confirm that persons coming to Christ in the Supper had made adequate preparation thereunto (1 Cor. 11:27-32; 2 Cor. 13:5; etc.) in the sight of the Church. Resources on this indifferent, though...
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    Are you culpable of Blood-guiltiness in the Lord's Supper?

    In worship, quite a few aspects should concern the worshipper. In Gospel Worship, Burroughs is hammering home the idea that God must be regarded as holy to those who draw near to him in worship (worship of every kind). In the Lord's Supper this is especially true. From Sermon 11 - Consider...
  10. StephenG

    Table or Altar?

    Any thoughts on whether Communion should be served from an altar? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think most Reformed churches have not used altars because they may suggest a sacrifice. But say, for instance, a church used an altar to show that the Supper is a sacrifice of praise? In some cases...
  11. K

    I Want to Set up a Serious Scenario on the Topic of Communion

    There is a brother in a church. He gets caught up in huge deceptive lies in personal and business matters which unravels and he is exposed. He immediately confesses and repents and does everything he can to make things right. The elders do not believe (and rightfully so in the beginning) that...
  12. D

    Arguments Against Weekly Communion Revisited

    Full disclosure: I now participate in a church that celebrates weekly communion (offering wine and bread) and has well attended morning and evening services. We do not celebrate communion at each service, but rather alternate week to week. Over the years (having grown up in a church that did...
  13. R

    Good Friday/Easter/Lord's Supper Dilemma

    Parallel to this thread but I don't want to hijack it. Here is my dilemma: My church is having a "Good Friday" service in which they are serving the Lord's Supper. I will not be in attendance. We are regularly served the Lord's Supper on the first Lord's Day of every month. Without making...
  14. rrfranks

    Is Church Membership Really Necessary?

    Last Sunday as our congregation was preparing to partake of the Lord's Supper I was fencing the table and as I normally do I mentioned that the table is open to all who profess faith in Christ and are communing members in good standing in an evangelical church. After the service one of our...
  15. Sviata Nich

    Infant/ Paedo-Communion

    If I am not mistaken, infant communion is having small children and infants participate in the Lord's supper, even without a profession of faith, so long as they've been baptized. Is this a proper understanding of the practice? What is the history behind it? Is this practiced in your church...
  16. L

    Guilty of the body and blood?

    I am working through some thoughts on the Lord's Supper. I keep stumbling over this phrase in 1 Corinthians 11:27 "Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord." The nagging question for me is...
  17. ooguyx

    Communion at the family altar?

    I was reading this book: The Family Worship Book: A Resource Book for Family Devotions (9781857924015): Terry L. Johnson: Books and the author makes a point of saying that everything in the communial worship on Sunday's should be present in the family worship except the...
  18. rrfranks

    Communion & Church Membership

    What do you think, should participation in The Lord's Supper be tied to church membership? For example if you have a covenant child who has grown up in the church and has not become a communicant member of the church should they be allowed to take communion?
  19. Grillsy

    Theological error concering the Lord's Supper.

    I have read many odd opinions written about Communion/Lord's Supper. But I have recently come across someone who claims the Lord's Supper is not a church Sacrament with bread and wine so much as it is an actual meal. I mean literally. What constitutes the institution of the Lord's Supper is an...
  20. S

    Communion to Non-Christians

    Ok, throughout Church history, people have taken this verse: As a commandment that a person must be aware of forgiveness of sins and the cross and coming in a spirit of repentance in order to receive the Lord's Supper. As such churches throughout the years have barred non-Christians and even...