In a plain straightforward manner, senior minister Richard Phillips explains the basis for the observance of the Lord's Supper. He begins with the biblical institution as a sacrament, its relationship to the Jewish Passover, its purpose as a sign to God's People, and its purpose as a Covenant Seal. He then explains the theological issues, including the presence of Christ in the sacrament, the efficacy of the sacrament, and some words about pastoral considerations.
About the Basics of the Faith series:
The booklets in this series introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework--otherwise they are suitable for all churches for instruction in basic biblical doctrine.
Ever since the night Jesus instituted the Lords Supper, this sacrament has played a central role in the faith and practice of the church. The goal of this booklet is to help readers understand the biblical institution of this sacrament, the theological issues surrounding it, and the pastoral considerations for administering and receiving it.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework - otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
The Basics of the Reformed Faith series of booklets provides us with brief, clear, accurate and edifying introductions to key aspects of Christian life and experience. They are biblically sound, well researched, and written by faithful pastor-teachers.
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