Monday, January 26, 2009

Baptists Awakening to Weekly Communion

Note: Links are fixed.

I'm glad to see that at least some Baptists are beginning to wake up to the biblical pattern of celebrating the Lord's Supper (at least) weekly. Over at Moore to the Point, guest blogger, Dr. Jim Hamilton, writes,
Everywhere the apostles went to make disciples, they planted churches. They always baptized new disciples into membership in those churches, and those churches met on the first day of the week to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus, looking for his return, by partaking of the Lord’s supper....

This means, I think, that if we become convinced that the earliest church took the Lord’s supper every Lord’s day—and if this was so widespread that when Paul and Luke are traveling from one place to another, they know that if they find a church gathered on the Lord’s day that church will have gathered to break bread—if we become convinced that the earliest church in every place took the Lord’s supper every Lord’s day, we will want to do the same.

Read about it here.


rich said...

your links aren't working

Kyle said...

Does this mean you want to become a Baptist and help me plant a church here?

Anonymous said...

I've learned to appreciate this ever since I joined IPLV! Our pastor uses the time of communion to both encourage and warn the congregation about the sweetness and seriousness of the Lord's supper before us. He usually tries to weave it with the sermon's theme to reinforce the points and has indeed made a difference in my Christian life as of late.


John said...

@ Kyle: I'll do that as soon as the Baptist reform the other sacrament as well :O