The Lord's Supper

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Matthew 26:26-28
Communion Sermons

A Means of Grace

The Lord’s Supper

Here at Grace & Truth we celebrate the Lord’s Supper quarterly (typically in the months of January, April, July, and October) during our Lord’s Day afternoon worship service after a fellowship meal.

We strive to take a high and reverent view of this wonderful sacrament that the Lord has given us. We believe that much of the blessing to be had at this sacred meal takes place through the preparation we bring to the table, seeing it is the Spirit of Christ and not the physical elements of bread and wine themselves that confer God’s blessing. Therefore we typically hear preparatory sermons on how we can examine our hearts during the worship service of the week prior. Historically, Presbyterians have called these times of preparation and celebration of the Lord’s Supper Communion Seasons.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to listen to some of our Communion Preparation Sermons by clicking on this link. There you will find sermons that address such subjects as self-examination, discerning the Lord’s body, proclaiming the Lord’s death, and how to avoid taking the Supper in an unworthy manner.

In addition you can click here to listen to some of our shorter Communion Season sermons on the book of the Song of Songs. In these sermons we have been seeing how the Song of Songs is ultimately about the love relationship between Christ and His Church.

If it be inquired, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standard existence amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all other parts, consequently the whole substance of Christianity, viz., a knowledge, first, of the mode in which God is duly worshiped; and, secondly, of the source from which salvation is to be obtained. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name of Christians, our profession is empty and vain.

– John Calvin