Thursday, June 29, 2006

Spurgeon's Catechism Questions on the Lord's Supper

"…do this in remembrance of Me" (1 Corinthians 11:24).

This Sunday morning we will gather again to observe the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. What is the Lord’s Supper and what is required of those who take part? Consider the teaching offered in Charles Spurgeon’s 1855 Catechism:

Question 80: What is the Lord’s Supper?

Answer: The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ; wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to His appointment, His death is shown forth, and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporeal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of His body and blood, with all His benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.

Question 81: What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper?

Answer: It is required of them who would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body, of their faith to feed upon Him, of their repentance, love, and new obedience, lest coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgement to themselves.

See you this Sunday around the Supper table, Pastor Jeff Riddle

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