Part (I) here. The giving of thanks The breaking of bread The Lord’s Supper is called “the breaking of bread” (Acts 2:42 and 20:7). Acts 2:42 says, “They [the disciples] were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 20:7 says, “On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began [ Read More ]
The New Testament uses various words and phrases to describe the Lord’s Supper. No one term or phrase expresses all of the various dimensions of its meaning. Each description contributes to its over-all meaning in a unique way. In this brief series of posts, we will survey the New Testament terminology. The giving of thanks The Lord’s Supper involves the giving of thanks (Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-24; and [ Read More ]
Here is a link to a discussion about my blog posts and message at the ARBCA GA concerning the Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace. Read it here. This is important.
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 ]
Part 1 can be read here. The Biblical Data which Advocate the Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace Introduction: Time does not permit me to do justice to all the biblical data on this issue. I have chosen to limit this section to two types of texts: 1. First of all, we will look at one of the most (if not the most) important texts which speaks about [ Read More ]