Tag: communion

Key Points on the Worship of a Healthy Church

Below are a few bullet points that represent some of the key talking points from my 2023 Healthy Church Conference sessions. This is not...

“Christmas” Means “the Lord’s Supper on Christ’s Day”

Christmas is a day set apart by the church to celebrate Christ’s birth, primarily by sharing the Lord’s Supper.

Has the Altar Call Displaced the Sacraments?

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/10563762-has-the-altar-call-displaced-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10563762&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss ways in which the altar call has displaced the sacraments,...

John Wesley’s Ritual for Communion

The following ritual for “The Communion” is from “The Sunday service of the Methodists in North America” (pp. 131–139). It is lightly edited (e.g.,...

Why I Pray and Take Communion with My Eyes Open

In the second and third centuries, gnosticism was the greatest threat to the Christian faith. The word gnosticism comes from the Greek word gnosis...

If I Take Communion Unworthily, Will I Drink Damnation to My...

The krima (“judgment” ESV, “damnation” KJV) that someone eats or drinks on himself is not automatic damnation to hell. It’s the judgment of the Lord’s paideia (discipline), which has our final salvation as its aim.

The Risen Christ Reveals Himself in Word and Sacrament (Luke 24:13–35)

The Emmaus Road story emphasizes how Christ reveals himself in the Lord's Supper and is the basis for Charles Wesley’s communion hymn "O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread."

Virtual Communion, Virtual Church, and the Sacraments

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/8097329-virtual-communion-virtual-church-and-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-8097329&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss whether or not the church should offer virtual communion and...

How Often Should We Receive The Lord’s Supper?

Wesley and the Methodists after him, like the church fathers before him, believed that weekly communion was the biblical, apostolic, and classic Christian practice. Were they right?

Holy Communion and Christian Worship Through the Centuries

Changes over time in Table practice are closely connected to differences in corporate worship as a whole.