The Lord's Supper
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones concludes his series on the sacraments with this message, focusing specifically on communion. Like baptism, communion is a sign to the recipient of God’s work in him, and also a reminder of the seal of the Holy Spirit living in him or her. However communion is uniquely vivid in signifiying the Lord’s death in the breaking of the bread and pouring out of the wine. As with the water for baptism, Catholics believe that God’s grace is actually in the bread and juice of communion, an idea called transubstantiation, the false thinking that the bread and wine are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus. Dr. Lloyd-Jones takes the listener through the arguments for and against this, showing that it is a completely unbiblical idea. Who is able to take communion? As with baptism, Lloyd-Jones demonstrates from Scripture that communion is only for those who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to this sermon if you have or are currently thinking through the purpose of communion and what it is and is not!
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.