Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Vision (4.17.14): Baptism and Lord's Supper
We had our second-Sunday Sunday School discussion last Lord’s Day afternoon on baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
In the discussion I noted a five part series of messages I did back in 2010 when we were preparing to particularize (constitute) as a church and to begin the practices of these ordinances (or sacraments). I framed the messages on a series of questions and answers. Here are links to those sermons for those who’d like to review them:
I also made mention of a book review I did of Keith A. Mathison’s Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper (P & R, 2002), which influenced my understandings of the Lord’s Supper and especially how it functions as an element in worship and the frequency with which it is observed.
Finally, I noted that we are about to complete our Sunday afternoon Spurgeon’s Baptist Catechism sermon series by covering questions 70-82 which also deal with Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Hopefully this series will help us to refresh, examine, clarify, reinforce, and confirm our understandings of these key Biblical practices in our church.
Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle