On the Lord's Supper
J I Packer

The prescribed ritual of the Supper has three levels of meaning for participants.  First, it has a past reference to Christ's death which we remember.  Second, it has a present reference to our corporate feeding on him by faith, with implications for how we treat our fellow believers (1 Cor 11:20-22).  Third, it has a future reference as we look ahead to Christ's return and are encouraged by the thought of it.  Preliminary self-examination, to make sure one's frame of mind is as it should be, is advised (1 Cor 11:28), and the wisdom of the advise is obvious.



Patrick L. Hurd
Weatherford, Texas

EST. 01/01/01