Children and the Lord’s Supper

Here's a helpful Reformed resource on the topic of paedocommunion: Children and the Lord's Supper edited by Guy Waters and Ligon Duncan. It's a nice collection of essays explaining the biblical and confessional reasons why Reformed churches do not allow young children to participate in communion. In various essays ranging from the Passover to an… Continue reading Children and the Lord’s Supper

Children at the Lord’s Table? (Knight)

 Historic Reformed theology and practice have always emphasized the fact that the Lord's Supper is for repentant sinners who've professed faith in Christ.  This is why, for example, the Westminster Shorter Catechism says that in order to receive the Lord's Supper, a person must examine himself of his knowledge to discern the Lord's body, of… Continue reading Children at the Lord’s Table? (Knight)

Dear Weak Sinner: Come to the Table! (Calvin)

  I'm so thankful that we don't have to be superhero Christians to share in the Lord's Supper.  We don't have to have a strong, bullet-proof faith, nor do we need to reach a certain level of sanctification to partake in the table of the Lord.  As long as we're repentant of our sin and… Continue reading Dear Weak Sinner: Come to the Table! (Calvin)