The Saints, Today, Are Being Improverished

Calvin and other reformers argued that the Supper should occupy a central place alongside preaching each week.  Yet its strange absence from the regular gathering of many churches today impoverishes the saints, weaken the diet and the sinews that connect us to our living Head and to each other as members of his body, and dampens the gratitude that feeds our missionary zeal.  It is the Eucharist, along with preaching and baptism, that not only generates a church in the first place, but keeps its focus on Christ’s presence in action as well as his absence in the flesh, generating our longing for his return.

Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 202-203

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