1 Corinthians 10:14-17
Sunday, September 19, 2021
“Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Corinthians 10:14–17).
“Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world” (1 Corinthians 11:27–32).
Main Point: The Lord’s Supper presents the Gospel as believers memorialize and celebrate Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
I. The Lord’s Supper is worship. “Therefore, my beloved, flee idolatry.”
II. To celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we must judge ourselves or the Lord will pass judgment. “But if we judge ourselves truly, we would not be judged.”
III. The cup of blessings is fellowship in the blood of Christ. “The cup of blessings that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?”
IV. The broken bread is fellowship in the Body of Christ. “The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the Body of Christ?”
V. The Lord’s Supper is only for the Body of Christ, only for professing believers in right relationship with God should participate. “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.”
Challenge: Let us take time right now to examine our hearts and prepare to receive the cup of blessings and the broken bread of Christ’s Body.
Invitation: You are invited to join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper if you are a professing believer in Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have been obedient through baptism, and you are not under church discipline in any church.