communion

  • A Worthy Manner — 1 Corinthians 11:27-34

    A Worthy Manner — 1 Corinthians 11:27-34

    Pastor Nate Harlan concludes Paul’s discussion of the Lord’s Supper. Photo by James Coleman on Unsplash

  • The Lord’s Supper — 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 

    The Lord’s Supper — 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 

    What is the purpose of communion? What is the relationship between the elements of the Table and Jesus’ body and blood? Pastor Nate Harlan preaches. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash

  • When You Come Together — 1 Corinthians 11:20-22

    When You Come Together — 1 Corinthians 11:20-22

    Paul warns against the selfishness the Corinthian church was exhibiting. Pastor Nate Harlan preaches. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

  • Concerning Factions — 1 Corinthians 11:17-19

    Concerning Factions — 1 Corinthians 11:17-19

    Pastor Nate Harlan speaks on Paul’s admonishment to the Corinthians. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Pierre Bamin on Unsplash

  • The Lord’s Table — 1 Corinthians 10:15-22

    The Lord’s Table — 1 Corinthians 10:15-22

    Paul admonished the Corinthians against trying to eat at the Lord’s Table and eat at the table of demons at the same time. What is the application of this truth for us in the modern age? Pastor Nate Harlan preaches. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by James Coleman on Unsplash

  • Ecclesiology, Part 21

    Ecclesiology, Part 21

    Pastor Nate Harlan finishes his discussion of the sacraments. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

  • Ecclesiology, Part 20

    Ecclesiology, Part 20

    Pastor Harlan begins discussing the Lord’s Supper. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

  • Ecclesiology, Part 19

    Ecclesiology, Part 19

    More discussion on the sacraments. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

  • Ecclesiology, Part 18

    Ecclesiology, Part 18

    Pastor Harlan takes a closer look at the second mark of a true church: the right administration of the sacraments. Listen above or download the audio file here. Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

  • Wine in Communion

    Throughout the history of the Church, it is wine that has been understood to represent the blood of the Lord in Communion. This is apparent in both Scripture (Matt. 26:29; 1 Cor. 11:21) and in Church History (see forwarded message: “wine in the confessions”). This is especially evident in Matt. 26:29 when the Lord refers to the “fruit of the vine.” The phrase “fruit of the vine” was the consecrated title ascribed to wine in Jewish culture, which distinguished it from typical fruit. This may seen in the “Mishna,” a collection of ancient Jewish religious teachings. It is here that we read that wine is to be blessed in a manner that distinguishes it from normal fruit: “How does one recite blessing for fruits? For fruits growing on a tree, one says, ‘Who created the fruit of the tree,’ Except for wine; For wine, one says, ‘…Who created the fruit of the vine.'” So, whenever the Lord said “fruit of the vine,” He meant wine and only wine.