I have had a decade long wrestling match with the Lord’s Supper. Many conversations with others. Searching the Scriptures to find answers. Heated conversations with young seminarians. Thoughtful pushback from fellow pastors. I believe I have found the answer. The answer is best explained in these two sermons as I am preaching through 1 Corinthians.
Division at the Table (1 Corinthians 11:17-26)
Judgment at the Table (1 Corinthians 11:27-34)
All my thinking and understanding of the Lord’s Supper for us as Christians today is best captured in these two sermons. The purpose is summarized in these to points.
The purpose of the Lord’s Supper is about…
1) Remembering Jesus and what He has done.
2) Being considerate of your brother.
The Lord’s Supper is about remembering Jesus and unity with your brother. Listen to these two sermons and you will hear the detailed explanation of what I have discovered and how it should inform us as pastors on how we administer the Table to our people.