Category Archives: Lord’s Supper

Cleansing the Conscience — Guilt and Cleansing — Conclusion

So what is the conclusion of all that we have been saying? Cleansing of the conscience is the solution to the problem of guilt. The cross delivers us from the penalty of sin (from objective guilt). But the problem of … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Conscience and Guilt — Part 3

Sorry for the long hiatus. In the interim, I have broken my ankle in the ice that Dallas enjoyed in the last two weeks. Beyond that, just the normal business of a semester has kept me busy. But I’m back … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 13—Forgiveness

One necessary consequence of justification is forgiveness. In Matthew’s account of the Lord’s Supper, Jesus said, “This is my blood of the covenant that is poured out for forgiveness of sins.” But we have a problem with the idea. When … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 9

We celebrate the rich blessings that flow from the sacrifice as we partake in the Lord’s Supper. The cup is especially brimming with God’s goodness. So far we have seen His justification, propitiation, and reconciliation attached to the shedding of … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 8

In the previous post we explored the effect of the blood of Christ in accomplishing reconciliation. In this post we must apply these ideas to the Lord’s Supper. When we take the cup at the Supper, we are celebrating the … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 7

A third effect associated with the blood of Christ is reconciliation. We have seen in the previous post that Romans links justification with reconciliation in chapter 5. The work of Christ on the cross has become the just ground for … Continue reading

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Grace at the Table with the Body of Christ — Part 1

First Corinthians contains the fourth and last account of the Lord’s Supper. The letter addresses a number of problems that Paul became aware of among the Christians in Corinth, in some ways the worst in the New Testament. A man … Continue reading

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Grace at the Lord’s Table — Part 3

The previous two posts have reviewed crucial material for understanding the message of Mark’s gospel. It presents Jesus as LORD, Son of God, who reveals Himself to His own disciples who do not understand Him, or only half do. How … Continue reading

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Grace at the Lord’s Table — Part 2

One other major theme appears in the book of Mark. He presents the disciples as men who really don’t get His identity. The climactic confession from them comes in Mark 8.29 where Peter confesses Jesus as “the Messiah.” As true … Continue reading

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Grace at the Lord’s Table — Part 1

In this post we turn to the gospel of Mark. It is common to characterize the message of Mark as being about Jesus the Servant of the Lord. Yet, that approach fails to account for much of the data of … Continue reading

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