Topic: Communion Passage: 1 Corinthians 11–11
The Lord’s Supper is Christ’s benediction or blessing to us.
The Lord’s Supper is a unique opportunity for communion with Jesus by faith.
The Lord’s Supper is a unique opportunity for communion with one another.
1 Corinthians 11:17-22
1 Corinthians 11:27-34
The Corinthians were allowing diversity to divide (vs. 18).
By doing so, they were despising the church of God (vs. 22).
If our diversity begins to divide us, then it is clear Jesus is not at the center.
We can go to church and at the same time despise the church of God.
“Any way that we treat the church of Jesus as less than what she is,
IS to despise His church.”
Examine your hearts towards one another (Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 18:15)
These fellow members are Christ’s body.
They are the dwelling place of God; the bride of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27, Eph. 2:22, 25-27).
1 Cor. 10:17: Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
The Lord’s Supper is a picture of our communion with one another.
“It is a bond and pledge of believers’ communion with Jesus and with each other as members of His mystical body.”
“For believers, it is a way to “testify of their mutual love and fellowship each with other…and they are to examine their love to all the saints.”
He said they want equality and community.
Equality a part from Christ
Equality in Christ
The Lord’s Table is our rallying point for true and eternal community.