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This Do in Remembrance of Me
Some Christians struggle with doubts and dread the thought of participating in the Lord’s Supper for fear of taking it unworthily. In this book, Arie Elshout provides tender encouragement to such sensitive souls. Distinguishing between the assurance of faith and the assurance of sense, Elshout reminds us that weak faith is faith nonetheless. Wise pastoral counsel is also g ...more
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published September 22nd 2014 by Reformation Heritage Books
(first published December 19th 2009)
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This book is a Dutch reformed treatment of the Lord's supper. It's a blend of introspective, puritanic pietism and expositions of confessions, catechisms, and liturgies of men more so than Scripture. There were some surprising statements here and there, like something about Christ as prophet, priest, and king and how we can receive him as one now and the others later. The Lord's supper was pushed as a sacrament that confers grace to the partakers. Elshout made a reference to Hebrews 4:16, but sl ...more
Aug 11, 2018 Brandon rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A fine little work on spiritual preparation for partaking in the Lord's Supper. Written by a seasoned Reformed minister, this book presupposes Communion services that are conducted very reverently and prayerfully. He strikes a happy balance between encouraging poor doubting sinners and warning the presumptuous. He winsomely argues for taking spiritual stock when approaching the Lord's table while welcoming needy sinners with biblical promises. This books corrects unhelpful anecdotes about the se ...more