What do you know, my old tutor Carl Trueman has jumped on my bandwagon again; this time by writing about the Lord’s Supper. This is quite helpful as he adds some recommended reading towards the end of the post.
Here are a couple of stand out lines:
“The Lord’s Supper is one of the most basic activities of the church. More ink hit more pages in the Reformation on this topic than on any other, including justification and authority. Yet the proportion of material on the issue produced in contemporary evangelical circles is very small compared to other, trendier topics.”
“The Lord’s Supper is important. It is important for biblical obedience. It is important for church discipline. It is important for comforting the afflicted and the weak. We neglect it to our very great impoverishment.”
He also, helpfully, explains how he prepares for administering the Lord’s Supper, something I confess to not having prepared adequately now compared to the attention given to the sermon. If you’ve ever led communion, how do you prepare?