Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper and the Eucharist, is a unique opportunity to remember the life, death, resurrection and future return of Jesus. Those who partake are reaffirming their faith in a public way, saying, “Jesus is my sin-bearer and righteousness-provider. Since Jesus has proven his commitment to me as my Savior, I re-commit myself to following him as my Lord.” Children who have not yet made a profession of faith before the ordained leadership of a local church are encouraged to join their parents at the table, but to refrain from taking the elements until they are joyfully admitted by the elders upon their profession of faith in the substitutionary work of Jesus, which is a day of intentional preparation, but also of joyful anticipation!
Published by McKay Caston
McKay Caston (B.A., M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D.) is originally from Memphis, but spent his high school and college years in Mississippi. Having served churches in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia, his passion is to help people come alive to the wonder of God’s grace by living all of life in union with Christ. Dr. Caston serves as Founding and Lead Pastor for Creekstone Church in Dahlonega, GA, and serves on the faculty of Metro Atlanta Seminary. He and Kristy, his wife of 25 years, have three children (21, 19 and 13). When not preparing weekly sermons for Creekstone Church, writing, or spending time with his family, he enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia., GA. View all posts by McKay Caston