Some churches don’t take the Supper weekly because they don’t see a good reason to do it. This raises the question, “Why did Jesus institute the Supper for us?” If we answer this question, then perhaps we would have a reason to either consider the reason we take Communion weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. John … Continue reading How Frequently Should We Take Communion?
In and of themselves the sacraments do nothing. God the Holy Spirit works through the preaching of the Word and the Administration of the sacraments. WSC Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? A. The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that … Continue reading What do the Sacraments do?
In reading the book Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry Boersma writes "Thus the church's sacraments are simply the beginning of the cosmic restoration. The entire cosmos is meant to serve as a sacrament: a material gift from God in and through which we enter into the joy of his heavenly presence." Boersma has basically … Continue reading Is everything sacramental?