We Believe in the Lord’s Supper

The depth of meaning that is to be found in the Lord’s Supper is beyond the scope of one simple sermon.  It is, in fact, beyond the ability of an entire series of sermons.  The reason is that bread and cup are not just elements to be dissected and thought through intellectually.  Bible messages, helpful as they are, fail to truly uncover the marvelous mysteries of the Communion.  Words themselves are inadequate (and thus this blogger is struggling!). 

Two comments made to me after the service today may clarify my meaning.  The first was made by a woman who has been a faithful servant of Jesus longer than I have been alive.  She simply said, “Today I truly worshipped.”  The second was made by a gentleman of similar age.  He said that during one song he had to stop singing.  What he meant by that, I believe, was that he became so in tune with the “message” of the Lord’s Supper that his emotions rendered him unable to sing.  When we reflect on the Lord’s Supper as Memorial, Eucharist, Communion, and Anticipation it can easily become a rather overwhelming experience of the goodness of God.  Hallelujah!  Come, Lord Jesus!

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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3 Responses to “We Believe in the Lord’s Supper”

  1. avatar Skull Jockey says:

    It was pretty amazing. It was touching to sing the songs and have the Lord's Supper become such a primary piece of our worship.

    I feel sometimes it just becomes a token act, something to make sure doesn't run over time and goes smooth and quickly. Today, it was truly about communion, eucharist, koinonia.

  2. avatar Steve Self says:

    I am thankful for the message this morning (and this entire series actually) because it is really showing me how big God is. I think I try to make God small enough for me to get my hands around without realizing how impossible that is.

    The message of communion today, once again showed me that everything God does is so big and magnificent.

    God's forgiveness wasn't small, Jesus' sacrifice wasn't small and the mission He calls us to isn't small either.

    The message this morning helped me to see communion in a much different light. Thank you for the new focus.

  3. avatar tommytwotoez says:

    I'm amazed and thankful for all the things I do not understand. I’m thankful for the beautiful mystery that is God.

    There was something unexplainable moving within the body yesterday… something wonderful.

    Your sermon was excellent and just what I needed. This weekend had left me with a lot of unanswerable questions about the nature of our Abba, however you reminded me of the of the magnificent un-understanding of God.

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