Dr. Bock, when speaking of the uniqueness of the sacred meal that Christians receive, states that the partaking of the meal is “more powerful than uttering a creed,” namely because it’s a “recognition that our very sustenance and life comes from him.” The extended excerpt is below:
In the Lord’s Supper, we acknowledge the presence of our Lord, his death, and his coming again. Sharing in the elements together, we affirm our oneness before him and our submission to him, and we recall how we came to receive such grace. The benefit of such reflection, done carefully, is that we are refocused on that which unites us in faith and on the central truths that make the church different from any other organization. By taking part in this meal, we make a public statement more powerful than uttering a creed. For in the partaking is the recognition that our very sustenance and life comes from him.
Bock, Darrell L. (2009-08-19). Luke (NIV Application Commentary, The) (pp. 555-556). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
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