The Supper of the Lord — 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Shaun continues the series in Corinthians with Paul’s corrective reaction against the way the Corinthians celebrated the Lord’s supper. Rather than practicing the meal as a celebration of Jesus’ sacrifice and how we all share equally in it, they extended their Roman sense of division between rich and poor to celebrate their own advantages over others. While we may not have the same divisions between courtyard and dining area in our worship today, there are still ways that we need to address division in our worship as the Body of Christ.

  1. How do you know if your worship is genuine?
  2. What are the ways that your worship of Jesus creates divisions between you and others? How many of those divisions are formed around Jesus and how many are formed around you?
  3. How could you leave your advantages “at home” so that worship would not be clouded by self, but reflect the Body of Christ?

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