I’m currently teaching our Sunday Morning Bible Class on the Theology and Practice of the Lord’s Supper. We’ve hit all kinds of topics so far, and will eventually hit on the topic of frequency of Communion. Here is a top ten list of reasons why Communion should be offered every Sunday in the main service:
- In Holy Communion the Lord Jesus gives us His true body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of our sins (This one kind’ve takes the cake in my opinion).
- No week goes by that this gift is not made available to the Bride of Christ.
- The service is incomplete without it.
- Weekly Eucharist was the norm for at least the first 16 centuries of the Church.
- It was the practice of the Lutheran Reformers and their express desire to retain the practice in the Lutheran Confessions (does that count as 2?).
- Scripture does not limit its frequency (We could even have it more often than every Sunday if we wanted!)
- The Lord’s Supper is a gift that Jesus wants us to enjoy, not a line item on a check list of laws to obey.
- It is not like common food, that if you have it too often it might not be as special to you. If it is not special to you, then the problem lies with you, not with the Supper being offered.
- In the Lord’s Supper we are strengthened in our life of faith towards God and in our life of love towards our neighbor.
- The Lord’s Supper is literally heaven on earth.
Just some “food” for thought (pun intended). What do you think? Anymore good reasons that I’m missing?