Quotes, sayings & poems

Communion Wishes

If we show the Lord’s death at Communion

If we show the Lord’s death at Communion, we must show the Lord’s life in the world. If it is a Eucharist on Sunday, it must prove on Monday that it was also a Sacrament.

- Maltbie Babcock.

This do

This do in remembrance of me.

- 1 Cor. xi. 24

I agree with you

I agree with you that the communion with the invisible saints must be more of a dream than a reality. But we have a right to dream dreams, if they are not contradicted by the evident laws of God’s word, or God’s world.

- Maltbie Babcock

A consciousness of guilt does not disqualify one

A consciousness of guilt does not disqualify one. We come to the Lord’s table because we know that we are sinners trusting only in the death and work of Jesus Christ. No matter how great one’s consciousness of guilt, if he is penitent and is seeking strength to live a Christian life, the Lord’s table is the very place for him.

- Smith Baker

The Lord’s Supper comes to us

The Lord’s Supper comes to us like a ring plucked off from Christ’s finger, or a bracelet from His arm; or rather like His picture from His breast, delivered to us with such words as these, “As oft as you look on this, remember me.

- John Flavel

Especially in acts of sacramental communion

Especially in acts of sacramental communion with his Lord does the Christian gather up and consecrate the powers of his life-long communion with heaven. Then it is that he has most vivid impressions of the nearness of God to his soul, a most comfortable assurance of strength for his need.

- Mackarness

The Lord’s Supper has been greatly instrumental

The Lord’s Supper has been greatly instrumental in keeping His cause alive. It is the voice of all believers preaching the Lord’s death till He come. He who believes that the Lord did come and die for us, and will come again and take us to Himself, will not hesitate to regard this last request of our Lord and Saviour.

- Chas. F. Deems

We want to look at the Lord’s Supper as

We want to look at the Lord’s Supper as an ordinance of thanksgiving, that we may have greater desire and pleasure and profit in its celebration. God unfolds to us the different attributes of this beautiful ordinance, that we may be attracted to it. He means every attribute to be a persuasive argument enforcing obedience to the command: “This do in remembrance of me

- David Gregg

Bread of the world

Bread of the world, in mercy broken,
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed,
By whom the words of life were spoken,
And in whose death our sins are dead:

Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed;
And be Thy feast to us the token
That by Thy grace our souls are fed.

- Reginald Heber

It is a love feast, emphasizing Christ’s love for us

It is a love feast, emphasizing Christ’s love for us, and ours to Him and to one another. Sin parts men, but in Christ we have brotherhood. We are to love the world, but in a different way our Christian brothers. “This is My commandment, That ye love one another.

- Howard Crosby

It is a pledge of glory

It is a pledge of glory, a foretaste of the marriage supper of the Lamb. The glory is in heaven, and we must wait for it, but we are heirs of it.

- Howard Crosby