July 23, 2018: Proclaiming Forgiveness and Healing

Robert E. Webber

Here are five practical suggestions that will help Communion become a more powerful medium for communicating God’s saving work and our appropriation of it. 1. Put more stress on what God is doing through Communion and less emphasis on the unworthy state of the worshiper. . . . The primary emphasis of the Communion . . . is God’s grace. . . By overindulging ourselves in a remembrance of our sin, we sometimes get stuck at that point. Then the real message of bread and wine, which is a proclamation of forgiveness and healing, is overshadowed by a preoccupation with sin.

-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996), 97.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.