Category Archives: The Lord’s Supper

The Form of the Lord’s Supper in Scriptural Simplicity

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): The ancient churches celebrated this ordinance every Lord’s … Continue reading

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Perception in Reception

John 12:21        We would see Jesus. THOMAS WATSON (1620-1686): The Lord’s Supper is the most spiritual ordinance ever instituted. AUGUSTUS TOPLADY (1713-1758): A formal professor does not look upon ordinances as means of inward religion, and as steps to … Continue reading

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Till He Come

I Corinthians 11:26        For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): At the Lord’s Supper, there is no discerning the Lord’s body … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Lord’s Supper

Amos 4:12        Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. C. H. MACKINTOSH (1820-1896): It may be asked, Is there no preparation necessary? Are we to sit down at the table of the Lord with as much indifference as if … Continue reading

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The Proper Dress Code for Attendance at the Lord’s Supper

Matthew 22:11-12        And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding … Continue reading

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Considering the Love of Jesus Christ in the Lord’s Supper

Hebrews 3:1        Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Jesus Christ. JEREMIAH DYKE (1584-1639): It is good, when we are come to the Lord’s Table, to do as Solomon … Continue reading

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Habitual Absence from the Lord’s Supper

I Samuel 20:27, 26        Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day? Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean. J. C. RYLE (1816-1900): Our Lord Jesus most … Continue reading

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Church Rights & Church Wrongs at the Lord’s Table

Ephesians 2:11-13; Colossians 2:11, 12; Romans 2:28, 29; Galatians 3:29        Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; … Continue reading

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Unworthy Table Manners

I Corinthians 11:29        He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself. JOHN FLAVEL (1630-1691): There is one scripture, I believe, discourages many from partaking of the Lord’s table―I Corinthians 11:27-29: “Whosoever shall eat this bread, … Continue reading

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The Joyful Family Feast

Matthew 26:26        Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): He gave it to His disciples, as the Master of the … Continue reading

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