In the Beginning
Astronomers have discovered what they believe to be the original building blocks of the universe: slight ripples of matter spread throughout space. They say it confirms the big bang theory.
The scientist who made the discovery said, "It's like looking at God." Astronomy students at one university pinned up a cosmic map and wrote across it, "Behold the Face of God."
Well, that's going a bit too far. Yet it's true that the big bang theory has demolished one of the most potent arguments against faith in God.
For centuries, most scientists believed the universe was eternal. They argued that there was never a time when matter didn't exist, and hence there is no need for a God to create it.
Why Celebrate Every Week?
Some in the church world today ask, “Why celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week?” In the Christian churches/churches of Christ, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper each Sunday because we find that pattern reflected in the early church described in the New Testament. While it is inevitable that the church has changed over the centuries, we believe there are basic patterns worth preserving, and this is one of them.
But this leads to a more basic question: “Why did the early church celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week?”
Two theological distinctives mark the way we celebrate Communion here at the Christian Church in Lindsay. First is the frequency of the Supper. We observe the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day. The earliest Christians broke on the first day of the week ( Acts 20:7 ), and we seek to do as well. Second is the universality of the Supper. All believers are welcome at the table, regardless of denominational affiliation or theological persuasion. It is the Lord’s table, not ours. He invites, we respond. An open and inclusive table fellowship practice was a regular feature of the earthly ministry of our Lord and a visible expression of the unity of the church.
In the serving of the Lord’s Supper, please partake of the elements as they are passed and say “God Bless You” to the person sitting next to you.
Pastor Paul Leavens
Finding Our Niche
You have heard me say it before, but I will say it again: Lindsay Christian Church cannot do everything, but what it can do, it can and must do well. What is it that our church is uniquely suited to do? That question is important not only to our sense of identity but to our sense of mission and purpose. Discovering and developing our purpose is the key to our church's future.
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