Each congregation ought to reflect on how it celebrates communion. The way the elements are distributed should not be out of custom or superstition, but for sound theological and pastoral reasons. This article surveys some of the practices in the time of the Reformation.
This article reflects on the celebration of communion in the Reformed tradition. Is there something sacred about wine, or is grape juice an acceptable alternative? Are there rules about whether the bread should be leavened or unleavened, store-bought or home-baked, white or wheat? Is a chalice more meaningful than a tray full of small cups? Who should bring the elements to the table—and when?
No Christian can dispute the necessity of prayer. Why is prayer so important? Focusing on Jeremiah 33:3, the author shows that prayer has a double effect on the believer. Firstly, prayer is is communion with God, and secondly, prayer is enlightenment for the soul. God uses prayer to strengthen our faith in His faithfulness to fulfill His promises.
This is the fourth of six articles about the intermediate state, death, and what happens when Christians die. This article maintains that after death believers have uninterrupted covenant communion with Jesus Christ. Christians must guard this doctrine under the threat of naturalism and modernism.The article also looks at the idea of soul sleep.