Most of you are probably aware of my desire to fully explain the meaning of the Supper prior to our observing it. I have always felt that to simply tack it on the end of a service left people in ignorance about the true meaning of the Supper. That being said, I don’t think an entire service devoted to the meaning of the Supper is biblically necessary for the proper observance of the ordinance.
The elders, along with other members, have felt the need to observe the Supper more often than four times a year. I would also add that more of these observances should be on Sunday morning. We plan to at least double the number of times we observe the Supper in a given year. Most of these observances will not consume the entire service, although I am committed to devoting at least 3 or 4 services solely to the biblical understanding of the Lord’s Supper.
We will observe the Supper this Sunday evening June 28th. I hope that you will make that service a priority. We will sing as usual. I will teach in Luke as usual, but our worship will culminate in our corporate participation in taking the Supper. God willing it will be a beautiful response of God’s people to the Word of the Gospel we have heard. May God be glorified in all that we do.