June 16th – 1 Corinthians 11:26

1 Corinthians 11:26

When it came to observing the Lord’s Supper, the church at Corinth grossly missed the mark. It was their practice to hold “suppers” in which the rich and esteemed ate and drank first. They gorged themselves with the finest food and choicest wine, leaving little to none for those considered lower in status. Their gluttony and drunkenness caused Paul to chastise them for their distorted view of communion. When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we do so in remembrance of the broken body and spilled blood of Jesus. It is a holy and sacred practice of praising the sacrifice of Christ and His gift of salvation. And we do it as one. As the body of Christ we eat of the bread and drink from the cup proclaiming the Lord’s death until His glorious return.