Originally posted on Reformed Baptist Fellowship:

More than a Memory

As a pastor, thinking through the Lord’s Supper as a means of grace has forced me to ask some questions and try to work through some implications. I do not claim to have all the answers but think it would be good to work through some of these questions and implications together.[1]

If the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace wherein the Holy Spirit brings to the souls of believers the benefits of Christ’s body and blood, then it is more than a memory.

John Jefferson Davis says, “…[In] the New Testament period, in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper ‘… there is no intimation that this meal was to be only a reminder of either a past event or an absent loved one.’”[2] Though it is a reminder of a past event, it is more than that. Through the Supper, because it is a means of grace…

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