In this episode we will discuss John Wesley's theology of the Lord's Supper. Along the way we will receive help from Kenneth J. Collins, Henry H. Knight, and Fred Sanders. We will be discussing how Wesley built upon the Spiritual Presence view of John Calvin and why the early Methodists even came to Communion with an attitude of expectancy! Communion is essentially the Holy Spirit brining Christ down to commune with us as we remember the sacrifice of our Savior. We pray this episode deepens and enlivens your understanding of the Lord's Supper.
In this episode we will be jumping into the topic of the Lord's Supper (Communion) and what the views of John Wesley were on it. We will begin by laying the groundwork by discussing the differences between Transubstantiation, Consubstantiation, Memorial, and Spiritual Presence views. We will also discuss the theological development of the doctrine through the Middle Ages and into the Reformation period. Then we will discuss what John Wesley's views were on the Lord's Supper and how he personally practiced the Lord's Supper.
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