Great quote here:
“A typical argument against this idea [of the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper] is, “If we do this so often it will become less meaningful.” At first this has the appearance of wisdom; but with just a little pondering the illusion fades. Do we apply this reasoning to other means of grace? Are we worried about praying too frequently? Reading the Bible too much? Shall we be safe and make biblical preaching less frequent? Well, perhaps some are using this reasoning! These practices become rote not because of frequency but because of laziness of mind and heart on our part and the lack of robust biblical proclamation alongside the ordinance.” (Ray Van Neste in The Lord’s Supper, p. 373)
Luke is a pastor-theologian living in northern California, serving as a co-lead pastor with his life, Dawn, at the Red Bluff Vineyard. Father of five amazing kids, when Luke isn’t hanging with his family, reading or writing theology, he moonlights as a fly fishing guide for Confluence Outfitters. He blogs regularly at LukeGeraty.com and regularly contributes to his YouTube channel.
Good word. We celebrate the Lord’s supper every week at New Covenant, StL. I think it is crucial to have the table front and center in the gathering as a means of grace. And hey, Calvin did it every week too.