A Year's Ministry by Alexander MaclarenA Year's Ministry by Alexander Maclaren

A Year's Ministry

byAlexander Maclaren

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERMON VIII. "IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME." - "This do in remembrance of Me." 1 Cor xi 84. This Epistle to the Corinthians is prior in date to any of the Gospels, consequently we have, in the section from which my text is taken, the earliest account of the institution of the Lord's Supper. More than that, the account is entirely independent of the oral tradition which may be supposed to have preceded the written Gospels amongst the Christian communities. For the Apostle distinctly affirms, in the immediate context, that he received this narrative of the institution of the Lord's Supper from none of the guests in that upper chamber, but from the host Himself. By what means the communication was made it boots not to inquire; vision, or ecstacy, or special revelation, we know not how. But if language have any meaning, we have here an account which the repeater of it to the Corinthian Church declares he got straight from the lips of the risen Lord Himself. Consequently the words before us, and the whole section, of which they are a part, afford us a means of H2 tracing up the celebration of the Lord's Supper to a period very near in time to the death of Christ, and thus yield to us a very strong presumption, in addition to that of the Gospel narrative, of the historical accuracy of the story, and a valuable indication of the aspect in which it was regarded by the primitive belief of Christendom. The occasion for the utterance of the words of my text is also very characteristic of the Apostle Paul, and instructive to us: If it had not been for some abuses in the Corinthian Church, we should never have had here from his lips one word about this ordinance; and in that event there would have been scarcely any reference in the whole New Testament, to the Lord's supper beyond th...
Title:A Year's MinistryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217910602

ISBN - 13:9780217910606