Tag: 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.,...

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...

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?

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...