Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – January27

Stop Excommunicating Yourself From The Lord’s Supper

“The Lord’s Table is not only one of the most intimate and exhilarating times of worship for the local church, it’s also one of the most controversial. As we look back through church history, we see that John Rogers and other Puritans were burned at the stake for their view of the Lord’s Supper. Jonathan Edwards was fired because of his position on the Lord’s Supper that caused a rift in his church. Doctrine matters. As we look back to Paul’s day, we see people in the church of Corinth who were suffering under the judgment of God (sickness and death) as a result of their perversion of the Lord’s Table (1 Corinthians 11:29-30Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). Doctrine matters, but so does our practice of doctrine. This history can sometimes move people beyond self-examination to self-excommunication from the Lord’s Table. This self-excommunication should not be viewed as a badge of honor. The practice of self-excommunication from the Lord’s Table should be resisted…”

Genuine Repentance

Here are 12 indicators of a repentant heart…

Sunday Isn’t Enough

“Sunday is a glorious day. We call it “The Lord’s Day!” It marks not only our calendars but also our lives. Yet, Sunday is not enough. God calls us to be together not for mere education, but for edification; not just fraternity, but fellowship. We must make the most of corporate worship, but we must also make the most of the ministry of the word in our hearts and the hearts of our brothers and sisters through holy conference…”

8 Ways Satan Convinces You to Question Your Salvation

“Though Satan can never steal the Christian’s crown, though he can never snatch him away from the hand of the Father, he is so envious and malicious that he will leave no stone unturned in robbing the Christian of comfort and peace, in making their life miserable, in giving them reason to live in constant sorrow and mourning, doubt and questioning. Thomas Brooks once identified eight ways in which Satan keeps Christians—Christians like you!—in this sad, doubting, questioning, condition…”

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