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Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace: More than a Memory (Burden of sermon #2)

The Lord’s Supper is a means of grace at which Christ is present by His divine nature and during which the Holy Spirit nourishes the souls of believers with the benefits wrought for us in Christ’s humanity which is now glorified and in heaven at the right hand of the Father. The Lord willing, this sermon will be preached this Lord’s Day pm.

I’ve entitled this series of sermons The Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace – More than a Memory. I believe the title encapsulates both positive instruction and a needed corrective in the thinking of many. Positive instruction comes in the first part of the title: The Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace. First, let’s consider the phrase The Lord’s Supper. Our Confession of Faith states: “The supper of the Lord  [ Read More ]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace (6 – Final Thoughts)

Part 1 can be read here. Part 2 can be read here. Part 3 can be read here. Part 4 can be read here. Part 5 can be read here. Final Thoughts 1. If the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace wherein the Holy Spirit brings to the souls of believers the benefits of Christ’s body and blood, then it is more than a memory. “…in the New Testament  [ Read More ]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace (5)

Part 1 can be read here. Part 2 can be read here. Part 3 can be read here. Part 4 can be read here. Our Confessional and Catechetical Formulation of the Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace The confessional formulation of the doctrine of the Lord’s Supper as a means of grace is not based on one biblical text, but upon a complex of texts and doctrines that are all  [ Read More ]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace (4)

Part 1 can be read here. Part 2 can be read here. Part 3 can be read here. Q: How do the benefits of His death become present? That leads us into our next consideration. Two texts which speak about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in relation to our exalted Redeemer in bringing mediatorial, redemptive benefits to the souls of believers (Eph. 1:3 and 3:16-17). Part 3 discussed Eph.  [ Read More ]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace (3)

Part 1 can be read here. Part 2 can be read here. Q: How do the benefits of His death become present? That leads us into our next consideration. Two texts which speak about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in relation to our exalted Redeemer in bringing mediatorial, redemptive benefits to the souls of believers (Eph. 1:3 and 3:16-17).   Eph. 1:3: God the Father is to be praised  [ Read More ]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace (1)

In the next several days I will be posting the gist of a message I preached at the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America’s General Assembly last April. You can listen to the message here or read on. The Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace: More than a Memory  I.                   Introduction Greetings: I want to thank the ARBCA General Assembly Planning Committee for entrusting me with this sacred stewardship. I have  [ Read More ]

Interview on Lord’s Supper as means of grace

John Divito of the Midwest Center for Theological Studies interviewed me about a message I preached at the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America General Assembly earlier this year. You can listen to the interview here and the sermon here.

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