The Importance of Communion (Ep. 107)

February 4, 2023

Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper is considered a sacrament or ordinance in almost all churches that call themselves Christian. It is one of two sacred rites, the other being baptism, that is universally practiced across Christendom and can be considered a defining practice related to being a Christian. But within the American Protestant church, communion has lost much of its significance within the life and worship of the church. According to a study from 2012, only 1% of Southern Baptist churches practice weekly communion.

In this episode, we want to focus on why communion is important. We discuss how it unifies the church, how it proclaims the holiness of God, and how it proclaims the gospel through the separation between believers and unbelievers. We also discuss how communion is related to church discipline and how the church’s failure to observe and show honor to the reality of our communion with Christ and with one another makes being cut off from the table seem insignificant. Please join us as we discuss this incredibly important topic.

Listen to the audio version here:
00:00:00 Intro
00:07:28 Community
00:13:29 God’s Sacrifice
00:22:01 Pictures of Bread and Cup
00:25:29 Kings Table
00:34:30 Hope for Eternity
00:50:18 Excommunication
00:55:48 Weekly Communion
00:58:02 Letting it pass
01:07:55 What We Do

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson
Thumbnail image by Alice Salles

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