The Shape Of Table Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

From the very beginnings of Table worship, its various parts have been discernible.

The service of the Table originated at the Last Supper (see Matt. 26:29) and consisted of seven parts, in which Jesus:

1. took bread,

2. blessed the bread,

3. broke the bread,

4. gave bread to his disciples,

5. took a cup,

6. gave thanks,

7. gave the cup to his disciples.

In the process of time, these seven actions were condensed into four. For example, Luke may have been aware of these four actions of the...


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