"We Need To Examine Ourselves" from 1 Corinthians 11:27-34
- We should take it after confession
1Co 11:27 Therefore, 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.
- Examine ourselves before taking communion elements.
1Co 11:28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
- Waiting for each other before taking the communion.
1Co 11:33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.
Repent and remember what we are here on this world. "Remembering Christ" being one with Him and Love of Jesus.
1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
As celebrate communion we should have a sincere Heart.
Paul warning is to treat communion with reverence.
6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a]
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
The idea is to prepare our hearts and have a right attitude before Him (God).
For anyone who eats and drinks without preparation and without recognizing the body of the Lord are not worthy to partake the communion.
We are weak spiritually or physically if we don't recognize Jesus in our communion. If we became tired to participate in Lord's service. Ask yourself "Do you still have Joy in serving the Lord?".
1Co 11:30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.We should not forget Jesus as we celebrate communion.
After our communion the Thompson's family (Missionaries) have their farewell message to us as they are leaving for USA.