We begin reading 1 Corinthians 11:24-26. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is a time to remember Christ's sacrifice on the cross (cf. vv. 24-25) as well as anticipate His return (cf. v. 26). It is also a time of personal scrutiny. Notice a couple of words from the text.
- It is not through personal effort or religious works, but through the blood of Christ alone that we are made worthy.
- Immorality, division, lawsuits, and gluttony plagued this church. Yet these Christians participated in Communion as if those sins were inconsequential.
- We are commanded to look at our own lives and hearts. Are you living in light of Christ's sacrifice and in light of the certainty of His return?
- Confess and repent of that sin and get things right with God. This is a time for the Holy Spirit to move in you and, by extension, in our church.
Plan to join us for our next Prayer & Communion Service on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Provo!