Lord's Day Liturgy

A Table Call

It’s hard to say everything good any given Sunday. I’ve never done it. I never will. God is so good we cannot exhaust His infinitely excellent person or works. Past, present, future, heaven and earth, natural and special revelation, individual and corporate, we can’t keep up with His goodness.

Our morning service drives toward communion every Sunday. Even though the liturgy itself is a gospel-in-practice pattern (call to praise God, confess and repent, believe in Christ, abide in Christ, then live for Christ), sometimes people have given concerned feedback that there isn’t a “gospel presentation.” We don’t end with a call to believe, we end with a call to the believers to go live it out.

I take heart that Paul didn’t freak out when talking about Christ. Sometimes he got carried away in the middle of one thought, but he was fine with whatever point exalted Christ. All are yours. In Romans 10:9 he focused on Jesus as the risen Lord.

In fact, he was in the middle of explaining why so many Jews did not believe, and yet that explanation has become a great call to believe.

Our time around the Lord’s Table is for believers. It’s not for non-Christians. It’s not a time for doubt but for faith, it’s a time not to look at self but at the Savior, Jesus who is the Lord of all. And, so, believe in Him! Believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. Do it today! Today is the day of salvation!

It’s not an altar call, but a Table call, a call to faith in Christ who died for our sins and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!