As Jesus was celebrating His final Passover meal, He made some bold statements. First, He took the bread and said, “This is my body.” Next, He took the cup, saying, “This is my blood.” He then commanded the disciples to eat and drink in remembrance of Him.
What did Jesus mean? Do the bread and wine literally become His body and blood? What happens when Christians take the Lord’s Supper?
In The Lord’s Supper: Answers to Common Questions, Dr. Keith Mathison walks through these questions and several others to help us better understand this sacrament. Far from being an empty ritual, the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace, a source of spiritual nourishment, and true communion with Christ and His church.
“This is an excellent introduction to the Lord’s Supper. Dr. Keith Mathison unfolds the biblical teaching, answers a range of common questions, and provides wise counsel on practical matters, including the relationship of young children to the communion service.”
—Dr. Robert Letham
Professor of systematic and historical theology at Union School of Theology, Oxford, England
“This book is useful not only for young Christians and new believers, but also for those who have attended church for years and have never really realized what is going on during the Lord’s Supper.”
—Dr. Augustus Nicodemus Lopes
Vice president of Presbyterian Church of Brazil
Available now from the ReformationTrust.com.
Dr. Keith A. Mathison is professor of systematic theology at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Fla. He is author of many books, including Given For You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.