Regular readers of this blog would know how passionate I am about weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist, Lord’s Table, Holy Communion).
I’m all for a weekly celebration and observance of the Supper because of what I believe happens when the Supper is received by faith, by worthy receivers.
“As we participate in the Lord’s Supper, we are identified covenantally with the triune God, in whose name we have also been baptized. We become more and more what we, namely, the covenantal body of Christ. —Michael Horton, in The Christian Faith, p. 803
At the Lord’s Table, by the Spirit, we are made partakers of Christ’s body and blood, with all his benefits, to our spiritual nourishment and growth in grace (Westminister Shorter Catechism (Q&A 96). In a word, Christ is spiritually present (cf. 1 Cor. 10:1-5, 14-17).
I truly believe this.
Again, I ask, Why wouldn’t we want to celebrate and observe this most important of meals more frequently?
Well, let me venture two answers to the question I just posed. First, I believe it is an impoverished theology of the Supper which has prevented us from a more frequent observance of it. And, secondly, which I think is more likely, our theology often differs from our practice, especially among Reformed and Presbyterians believers?