1 Corinthians 11:17-22.. 17 But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 22 …Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.
Paul told the church at Corinth two times in this scripture “I do not [or will not] praise you” [vv.17b & 22d].
These are his specific complaints:
 He heard there were divisions in the church [v.18]. Paul spoke strongly against divisions in the church in 1st Corinthians 3:1-9. He returns to this theme again. Jesus said Disciples are to be in unity so the lost will be drawn to Jesus not to our divisions. A
 When you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper, but something else that looks like a social occasion from your former life. [v.20]
 You are treating the church like your own houses with families bringing their own meals and not sharing with those who could not bring meals and drink. Some go hungry while others get drunk on wine. [v.21]
 Paul said they were despising the church of God and bringing shame on those who have nothing. Some of the division was economic. [v.22] Every one in our class and church are to be treated the same way. Dr. Lambert has affirmed this recently from the book of James.
Disciples are to participate in the Lord’s Supper with reverence, unity, and thankfulness for His sacrifice!
Notes: A- John 17:22-23;
Henry Luke 4/11/2018
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