Weekly Communion, Resurrection and Mission (Luke 24:33-49)

Date: 4/18/2021
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Eucharist
Organization: All Saints Church
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Weekly Communion is taught by all the earliest Church documents and Fathers, as well as the main Reformers. See The Case for Covenant Communion on the recipients of communion. For example:

  • The Didache (ca 80 AD) commands that, "On the Lord's Day come together and break bread."
  • The Didascalia Apostolorum (ca 230 AD) states, "The apostles further appointed: On the first day of the week let there be service, and the reading of the Holy Scriptures, and the oblation, because on the first day of the week our Lord rose from the place of the dead, and on the first day of the week he arose upon the world, and on the first day of the week he ascended up to heaven..."
  • Victorinus of Pettau (ca 270 AD)  says that "on the Lord's day we may go forth to our bread with giving of thanks" [after fasting] "lest we should appear to observe any sabbath with the Jews . . . which sabbath he [Christ] in his body abolished.”
  • Calvin: “For we see through St. Luke in the book of Acts that in the primitive church they celebrated it much more frequently. And that frequency continued for a very long time in the ancient church, until this abomination of the mass was cooked up by Satan, and that has been the cause why people have not received the Supper but once or twice a year. Hence we must confess that it is wrong for us not to follow the example of the apostles.”
  • John Owens Catechism “Q. 40. How often is that ordinance to be administered? A. Every first day of the week, or at least as often as opportunity and conveniency may be obtained. -- 1 Cor. xi. 26; Acts xx. 7.”

Outline:

Peace from the Resurrected Jesus (Luke 24:33-38)
Presence of the Resurrected Jesus (Luke 24:39-43)
Proclamation about the Resurrected Jesus (Luke 24:44-49)

 

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more