Notes from Sunday – 08/07/11
What a great day of worship today at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville!I had a good time teaching my new members class today. I have “ditched” teaching the past few weeks. It was great to get back into the saddle. It was our privilege to deliberately remember the Lord Jesus Christ through the celebration of the Lord’s Table today. I led the corporate singing in our services today. We sung “Glory to His Name” and “There is a Fountain.” Two of my favorite Communion hymns! As always, grateful for all of our guests who joined us in worship...
Should Young Children Receive Communion?
Like many Baptist congregations, the church I serve practices what is called open Communion, rather than closed Communion. This means that every professing believer who is present for our Lord’s Supper services is welcome to participate, whether they are a member of our local congregation or not. By extension, it also means that every true believer is welcome to participate no matter what his or her age may be. Any and every child who has received the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord and sincerely intends to follow Christ is encouraged to commune with us at the Lord’s Table. And...