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11/1 1 Corinthians 11

Paul gives the Corinthians the instructions for the Lord’s Supper.  He is basically is blasting them for how they have been taking the Lord’s Supper in his absence.  We would do well to remember that while some consider it a meal to celebrate what Jesus did for us, it should not be done in a celebratory way.  It is a solemn meal of remembrance.

23For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Paul then gives them and us a warning about the manner in which we take the Lord’s Supper.

27Therefore, 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. 28A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.

Each person needs to examine themselves before taking Communion on Sunday.  Today Northside offers the believer the opportunity to participate in the Lord’s Supper.  Let’s make sure we remember.

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November 1, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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