Lordís Day 28 Themes and Divisions

 

W. Bredenhof

 

Christ commands us to celebrate the Lordís Supper

 

1.      Christís promises in the Lordís Supper

2.      Our participation in the Lordís Supper

 

At the Lordís Supper a focussed faith is a strengthened faith

 

Weíll consider faith and:

 

1.      What it sees in the elements of bread and wine

2.      What it observes in the offering of these elements

3.      What it appropriates in the possession of these elements

 

C. Stam

 

The confession concerning the rich communion with Christ at the Lordís Supper

 

1.      The command to communion

2.      The possibility of communion

3.      The activity in communion

 

G. VanPopta

 

Christ calls us to celebrate his supper in remembrance of him, and so to have communion with him and with one another.

 

1.      The call of our Lord Jesus Christ

2.      Communion with Jesus Christ

3.      Communion with the congregation

 

The Lordís Supper focuses our faith on the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross

 

1.      We commemorate the death of Christ

2.      We communicate with the risen Christ

3.      We proclaim our salvation in Christ

 

C. Bouwman

 

Christ nourishes our souls richly at his table

 

1.      The message of this nourishment

2.      The manner of this nourishment

3.      The mandate in this nourishment

 

At his table our Lord assures us that he has established a warm relation between him and us

 

1.      The assurance comes through remembering

2.      The assurance involves certainty

 

Arthur VanDelden

 

Holy Supper assures us of the mutual communion between Christ and us

 

1.      Christ becomes one with us

2.      We become one with Christ

 

B. Holwerda

 

The Holy Spirit and the Holy Supper

 

The Holy Spirit uses this instrument:

 

1.      On the basis of faith

2.      For confirmation in the faith

3.      For the fellowship of faiths

 

K. Dijk

 

Proclaim the death of the Lord

 

1.      What do we proclaim?

2.      How do we proclaim it?

 

R.H. Bremmer

 

Christís church gives account of herself out of what she receives in the Lordís Supper

 

1.      Christ himself has instituted it

2.      We exercise fellowship therein with him

3.      It points also to his return