Sermon Audio: Nov. 13, 2011
1718 E. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870    *    (252) 535-5355    *   Billy Meinsen, Minister
1 Corinthians 11: 23-29

Correcting an Abuse of the Lord’s Supper


23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was
betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which
is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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 from 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.
Partaking in Holy Communion
When?
  • As often as we wish.

What?
  • Remembrance of the blood of the
    lamb on the cross--as the blood of
    the lamb at passover was once
    remembered.
  • Remembrance of Christ's body on
    Cavalry, pure and sinless.
  • Confession that Christ's body lay
    entombed for three days before rising.
Who?
  • Christians who are focused on Christ.
  • Christians who have examined
    themselves.

Why?
  • Jesus instituted it to remember His
    crucifixion and our salvation.

How?
  • With reverence.
  • With respect.
  • With the awe we'd feel if Jesus lay on
    the cross in front of us.
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