Heaven is such an amazing promise in Scripture. Heaven is when the perfect is realized. It is the consummation, after the resurrection, after the great judgment of God, when all is made right. It is the new heavens and the new earth. When the space between humanity and God is removed and we are no longer … Continue reading We Taste Heaven Today in the Supper
It is one thing to think about the reason for the Supper. Perhaps another side of that coin is to ask what happens when we are partaking of it? Or another way of phrasing the question is “What benefit do we receive from the Supper?” I am thinking of focussing on a practical question. One … Continue reading The Supper Encourages the Christian
Jesus Christ is the only food that nourishes our souls. Therefore he calls us to submit ourselves, first to the proclamation of his Word and second to partake of him as he has offered himself to us in the sacrament of the Supper. Just as the Lord has given us his audible Word (the Word … Continue reading The Visible Word
In John Frame's Systematic, he concludes his section on the Lord's Supper by briefly talking about the three-fold aspect that is experienced in the Supper. It's the three-fold aspect that is found in many places, not only found in Frame. That being said the three aspects of the Supper are critical. On one hand we don't … Continue reading What We Experience in the Lord’s Supper
The “real presence” of Christ in the Supper has been a long discussion in the Church. The early Church would affirm that Christ was present in the Eucharist but later would debate specifically what they would mean and more importantly how that was possible. In the 9th century (844) Paschasius Radbertus wrote a treaty for … Continue reading How is Christ “present” in the Lord’s Supper?