1 Corinthians 11:27-30.. 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty… 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself… 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
V.27 No person is actually worthy of partaking of the Supper. None of us deserves the goodness of the Lord. Yet, we are worthy when Disciples come as Jesus has invited us to come: in faith, in remembrance of His death, and with respect and unity for what the Lord’s Supper stands for.
V.28 To avoid a serious offense at the Lord’s Supper, all believers should examine our activities and motives and confess all sin before participating. I do this in the prayer time before taking the bread and then again before the cup. The Lord’s Supper is self-examination and a celebration of the redemptive work of Jesus, the unity of the church, and the proclamation of the gospel.
V.29 He that eats and drinks carelessly is eating and drinking judgment on himself.
V.30 Careless participation in the Lord’s Supper is the reason for many feeble and sickly Disciples in the church at Corinth, and the explanation of why many of them were asleep.
The Lord’s Supper is not to be entered into flippantly, but with self-examination and confession of sin, and anticipation of seeing Jesus soon.
Henry Luke 4/14/2018
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