The Lord’s Supper

Did you know that the Lord's Supper is more than just a memorial service? Join Dr. Sproul as he helps clarify the biblical importance of the Lord's Supper.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

What happens when Christians take the Lord’s Supper? Throughout the history of the church, there has been debate over the meaning of Holy Communion. Even today there is much disagreement about the purpose and significance of this sacrament. As Dr. R.C. Sproul demonstrates, a proper understanding of the Lord’s Supper can be found only in Scripture.

In considering various opinions about this sacrament, Dr. Sproul helps to clarify the view held by the sixteenth-century reformer John Calvin. Dr. Sproul also examines related biblical themes, such as the Passover, the kingdom of God, the person and work of Christ, and justification by faith alone.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to The Lord’s Supper

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
      • to-do Recommended Resources
  • The Significance of the Passover

    • Lesson 1: The Significance of the Passover

      • watch The Significance of the Passover
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • The Institution of the Lord’s Supper

    • Lesson 2: The Institution of the Lord’s Supper

      • watch The Institution of the Lord’s Supper
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • The Consummation of the Kingdom

    • Lesson 3: The Consummation of the Kingdom

      • watch The Consummation of the Kingdom
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • Real Body and Blood?

    • Lesson 4: Real Body and Blood?

      • watch Real Body and Blood?
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • The Natures of Christ

    • Lesson 5: The Natures of Christ

      • watch The Natures of Christ
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • The Presence of Christ

    • Lesson 6: The Presence of Christ

      • watch The Presence of Christ
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
  • Blessing and Judgment

    • Lesson 7: Blessing and Judgment

      • watch Blessing and Judgment
      • read Bible Reading
      • to-do Putting It Into Practice
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment