If we are drawing near to the throne room of God, the furniture in the room should reflect this Scriptural truth. The Table of Communion pictures the Lord’s throne to which the Church approaches in worship. It is in the center because God is the center of activity not man. To emphasize further this centrality of Jesus Christ, the pulpit and the lectern are placed to the side. Furthermore, the Word of God is read in a different place from where the Word is preached to point out that although preaching is important it is not the same as the Word of God. What man says is different from what God says. Thus, the central position of the Table (called an “altar” in some churches) is to underscore the centrality of Jesus Christ as Lord and Head of the Church.