ACCORDING TO PAUL we should partake of the Lord’s Supper during our assemblies (I Cor. 11:23-30). It seems the Corinthians were using this occasion as a time to eat and drink. That was not the purpose. The purpose was to remember the Lord Jesus. Thinking of His broken body and blood is a solemn occasion in which a person is to examine himself lest he eat unworthily.
Surely that would mean there should be a time of repentance for those who judge themselves to need it. Am I alone in finding myself almost always needing to repent before taking of his body and blood? Aren’t sinners and sinning Christians warned against participating without repenting? Is this a part of your church’s “Lord Supper” routine? How routine is your routine?
I was impressed with a church recently in which the communion elements were set on tables at the side of the altar area, and people went to the tables and partook individually during the worship time. There were no instructions given so this must have been a normal practice. I asked my seat partner if I could participate. She graciously went down with me. It was an un-rushed, free time to share with the Lord. Perhaps about ten percent of the church body participated – not many, but meaningful. I liked the “Jesus and me” experience.
I had planned this blog before having read Salvageable yesterday. He wrote on this topic. I recommend that you hop over and take a look https://salvageable04.wordpress.com/2020/02/26/a-message-from-god-part-one/
Continuing remarks from my thoughts about the local church. Excerpt from my manuscript called “What Does Church Look Like.” https://onetahayes.com/what-does-church-look-like-3/
Purposes for the Local Church Body https://onetahayes.com/2020/02/26/purposes-for-local-church-body/
Church – Who Gets It Done https://onetahayes.com/2020/02/27/church-who-gets-it-done/