Should The Lord's Supper Be Transported To The Sick?

This question cannot be answered with a "yes" or "no" as will be explained. Transporting the Lord's Supper to sick Christians who are unable to attend worship is an issue that will have to be reserved for every congregation of the Lord's church to decide.

We must remember that the early church came together for the purpose of partaking of the Lord's Supper on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:20). It is a special act of worship that is to be done in unison by the whole congregation because they are sharing together in partaking of the emblems that represent what the Lord did on the cross for their sins. Sharing these elements together requires coming together. Transporting the Lord's Supper to Christians at their homes or the nursing home is not a requirement, but could be an expedient.

If it is the case that there are certain Christians (who are in a nursing home or sick at home) who want to partake of the Lord's Supper, their local congregation is at liberty to provide this service to them. Let it be noted though that it would be just as important to involve all the other actions of worship such as praying, singing, giving, and listening to God's word as you engage in this first-day-of-the-week worship (Acts 2:42).

When people are too sick to assemble for worship, God excuses them for not being able to partake of the Lord's Supper (Matthew 12:7). God does not expect the impossible. However, if Christians willfully choose to stay away from the worship assembly, they sin and God holds them guilty of not honoring and glorifying Him (Hebrews 10:25-26).



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