Its Important to Do It Right

January 7, 2013 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Pastors pen G"Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 11:27  

As Paul writes about the Lord's supper, he uses the phrase "...In an unworthy manner." It may come as something of a surprise to learn that the right thing, i.e., the Lord's Supper, can be done the wrong way. But such is possible. What does Paul mean when he speaks about an unworthy manner? The context of 1 Corinthians 11 gives us the answer. Participating in the Lord's Supper with unconfessed sins is in view. The Context calls for self examination and cleansing before partaking of communion. Let's celebrate communion - and let's do it the right way.

Though it isn't sung too often anymore, the thoughts of an old hymn serve well today:

"Let us break bread together on our knees,
Let us break bread together on our knees,
When I fall on my knees
With my face toward the throne of grace,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Let us drink  the cup together on our knees,
Let us drink the cup together on our knees,
When I fall on my knees
With my face toward the throne of grace,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Lovingly,

Pastor

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