Question

Should the Lords Supper be carried to the sick? 

Answer

Acts 20:7 “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” This tells us when the disciples partook of the Lord’s Supper i.e. upon the first day of every week. But it also tells us that the disciples “CAME TOGETHER” to partake of the Lord’s Supper. I don’t think the Lord would hold us accountable for doing something we were not able to do. (Example the Lord would not require us to give a million dollars on the first day of the week, but He does require us to give as we have been prospered.) A person unable to attend because of sickness, etc. would not be required to partake of the Lord’s Supper, but to willingly miss without a proper reason would be wrong (Heb 10:25-26). To take the Lord’s Supper to a sick or elderly person unable to get might make that person feel better, but I don’t think it is required.

By Danny Stanford

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