Jacob Jones Janeway (1774-1858) was a faithful pastor, educator, and churchman in the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the Reformed Dutch Church. He served the Second Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1799-1828 (for the first portion of the time as a colleague of the celebrated Dr. Ashbel Green). He later served as the President of Rutgers College, and served for many years on the Board of Directors of Princeton Theological Seminary. He was devoted to the work of missions and to the supervision of educational institutions.
A prolific author, this particular title is a devotional feast for the believers approaching and leaving the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. In the words of Wayne Sparkman, “There is rich meat here for your soul, served up in convenient portions.” Twenty-nine meditations draw your heart to the Lord Jesus and to communion with Him at the table He has spread for His people. A Foreword by Wayne Sparkman introduces Janeway and this work to the reader.
“Every biblical and Reformed pastor-teacher sees the need for a spiritual preparation for his people as they approach the Lord’s Supper, whether it be a weekly or monthly observance. Such a preparation is found in the new title of Log College Press. God’s people will find it profitable in their spiritual lives. I recommend it.” — David Myers, Retired Pastor and Teacher in the Presbyterian Church in America
“I was pro-Janeway right from the Preface—his remarks about loquacious ministers who don’t give saints silence to do business with their Lord at the supper were ‘spot on.’ His meditations show how fascinated he is—and wants us to be—with ‘the infinite and complex person of the Redeemer.’ I found his ‘post-communion’ meditations on thanksgiving, obligation, watchfulness, and joy among the most gripping and helpful. Janeway seems to assume that Jesus gave us the Supper as our means of renewal—and, if so, why do we need scads of ‘revival’ meetings and retreats and seminars and conferences?” — Dale Ralph Davis, Former Pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi
“In his meditations, Jacob Jones Janeway offers extraordinary insights into one of God’s gloriously ordinary means of grace. This little book will richly bless you by awakening your soul’s senses to the thrilling privilege and amazing love on display at the Lord’s table.” — Jim McCarthy, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi