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Why The Reformation Still Matters - Why Do We Take the Bread and the Wine?

October 8th, 2017

Jim South speaks on 'Why The Reformation Still Matters - Why Do We Take the Bread and the Wine?' (Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34) at Morning Church on the 8th of October 2017.

Sermon outline:

  • Pre-reformation
    • Transubstantiation
    • The sacrifice of the mass
  • Reactions
    • Martin Luther
    • Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss
    • John Calvin
    • All rejected sacrifice of mass and transubstantiation but with different conclusions
  • Pre-reformation foundation
    • Power of ordination
    • Confession and absolution
    • Communion
    • Baptism
  • Post reformation approaches to communion
    • Pre-reformation ideas – mechanical acceptance of priestly action
    • Consubstantiation – Christ actually received through bread and wine
    • Symbolistic – Bread and wine simply a reminder of Jesus
    • Calvin/Anglican – bread and wine – strong means of assurance for those with faith