Master, Jonathan, ed.
In this practical book for those who serve the Lord’s Supper, Howard Griffith provides an understanding of the sacrament and twenty-eight pastoral meditations that span both the Old and New Testaments. Spreading the Feast will help students to understand different facets of the Lord's Supper and pastors to form their own words of explanation and exhortation as they minister at the Table, proving especially helpful to those who celebrate communion frequently.
Table of Contents:
Part One: Foundations
3. Basic Themes
Part Two: Meditations at the Lord’s Table
4. Old Covenant Anticipation
5. New Covenant Fulfillment
6. The Riches of Union with Christ
Howard Griffith (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of systematic theology and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
“Theologically sound and insightful throughout. Here indeed is a feast for all who value their participation in the sacrament, but especially for pastors, whether beginning or experienced, looking for help in making their own ministering at the Table more meaningful and honoring to the Lord.” — Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
“I have profited greatly from Spreading the Feast. . . . Howard’s treatment is biblically sound, and he opens up rich themes, of which some pastors may be unaware. The book will be very useful for pastors and students of theology. I recommend it highly.” — John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
“Professor Howard Griffith puts us all in his debt by his clear and rich exposition of the meaning of the Supper. But he does much more than that. Reclaiming the older tradition of ‘table sermons,’ he simultaneously provides both a model for pastors and soul-nourishing teaching to help us all to discover the joy of union and communion with Christ.” — Sinclair B. Ferguson, Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Seminary, Dallas