The Lord’s Supper is an opportunity for a public profession of our faith. It’s also a time for Christians to reflect on the once-for-all-time sacrifice made by Christ. In this sermon, Alistair Begg explains that communion involves instruction, commemoration, proclamation, participation, and anticipation. As we consider each of these facets of the Lord’s Supper, we can more fully appreciate what it means when we gather together.
What Is the Church?
Who or what is the Church? Some might think there are more pressing issues to address in today’s world, but there’s no question that the word ‘church’ conjures up all kinds of images. Indeed, it is a word which is very often misunderstood.
By examining passages from several books of the New Testament, Alistair Begg provides clarity on topic of the Church by explaining the nature, origin, and leadership of the Church, the relationship of individuals to the Body of Christ and to local congregations, and the marks of a healthy church fellowship. In all of these areas, we are reminded that Christ Himself is the head of the Church, and it is only in submission to His authority that the Church functions as it ought and flourishes as He intends. Whatever our starting point, this series of studies will bring us to realize just how vitally relevant and crucial the Church is for the 21st century.