Aug 13, 2018: Communion Response

Robert E. Webber

Here [is the fourth of] five practical suggestions that will help Communion become a more powerful medium for communicating God’s saving work and our appropriation of it. . . . 4. Ask the people to come forward to receive the bread and wine. Since response to Christ is an important element of Communion . . . why not stand, walk the aisle, kneel, receive the bread in the hand and put it into the mouth, and lift the cup to the lips and drink? Are these not external actions that signify the internal reality . . . reaffirming again and again our perpetual yes to his work for us?

-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1996), 98.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.