Big Idea: The Lordís Supper invites us to reflect on who we are as followers of Jesus.
In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have Godís approval. So then, when you come together, it is not the Lordís Supper you eat, for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk. Donít you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter!
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ďThis is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.Ē In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ďThis cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.Ē For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lordís death until he comes.
So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 1 Corinthians 11:17-29 NIV
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