The preeminence of the Lord’s Supper

Jim Jordan pointed out long ago that the Bible does not explicitly state that we are to sing the Psalms in worship (though the Psalms ought to permeate our liturgy for various reasons). The Bible does not even say that there ought to be preaching in every worship service (though without preaching man cannot understand the word from God). However, the Bible does say explicitly that we ought to eat bread and drink wine (I Cor. 11). One would think that every Lord’s Day the Supper would be the climactic moment of our liturgy. The opposite is true in most of evangelicalism. Preaching takes preeminence and the Lord’s Supper (and certainly the Psalter) are put aside for rare occasions. Something is wrong with this picture.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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One Response to The preeminence of the Lord’s Supper

  1. Jake Belder says:

    Amen, Amen, and Amen! Unfortunately, large parts of the Reformed church have returned to a Zwinglian, memorialist view of the Lord’s Supper. We can’t expect to recover its true meaning if we don’t partake of the sacrament. Partaking of the Supper six times a year, or even quarterly? Come on! What are we doing?

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