Thursday, June 17, 2010

1 Corinthians 11:27-34

27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.
33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together. 34 Those who are hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. 

And when I come I will give further directions.

Questions to consider:

  • How should a person approach a communion meal with others?
  • What does communion mean to you? What attitudes or practices do you need to change?

Possibilities for prayer:

As we read yesterday, partaking of the Lord’s supper is a serious deal, and something that we should think about before we do. Today as we pray, let’s take some time to examine our hearts and make sure that we’re in right relationship with God and with those around us. Confessing the ugly things in our lives is rarely a fun process, but something that we are called to do. Let’s be open and honest in our worship of and communication with God.