Tag: Eucharist

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.,...

Eucharist: You’re Invited to a Thanksgiving Meal at the Lord’s Table!

As families gather on the fourth Thursday of November to eat a Thanksgiving meal, remember that you are invited to gather every week with your Christian family to eat a Eucharistic/Thanksgiving meal on the Lord’s Day.

The Church’s Authority and Responsibility to Forgive Sins

by Johnathan Arnold with David Fry God alone forgives sins on the basis of Christ’s finished atonement. We are saved by grace alone through faith...

A Devoted Church: Word, Fellowship, Sacrament, Prayer

If we want the church to grow, the single most important thing that we need to do is to be the church.

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...

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."

Compendium: The Sacraments as the Economical or Covenant Means of Grace

The Saviour, who came not to destroy but to fulfil the law, has retained under new forms those two of the ancient ritual observances...

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.

The Lord’s Table Has Been Moved: A Call to Recenter the...

The architecture at the local Lutheran church embodies their theological commitments. Front and center in the sanctuary, on an elevated island, is the Lord’s...