Profession of Faith, Self-Examination and the Lord’s Supper

Profession of faith opens the door to participation in the Lord’s Supper. Yet the call is that one who is eligible to participate must do so in a worthy manner. That calls for self-examination. This article explains that those partaking in Holy Communion should examine themselves in three areas: misery, deliverance and gratitude.

The Festive Meal in Christ's Congregation

The Lord's Supper should be celebrated with joy, since in it we experience the presence of Christ, a reminder of the coming feast of the Lamb, and the fellowship of believers. It must be a festive meal, and should have a special place in the liturgy. This article also looks at the celebration of the Holy Communion in the early church and at the time of the Reformation.