TOPIC: PROPER AND IMPROPER CONDUCT DURING COMMUNION (II)
From this verse onwards, Apostle Paul began to reaffirm that the ordinance of the communion he received from the Lord was the same he passed on to the Church as a memorial to what Christ used bread and wine to signify (vs. 23-25).
Showing forth the death of Christ is in a way an affirmation that He truly came, sought for the salvation of man's soul, died, was buried, resurrected and will come again (vs. 26). As we do that, it cautions us to flee from sins that have the capacity to separate us from His love and joy of salvation. We should remember that this ordinance calls for proper conduct and self-examination before coming to the table.
It is not to be received any how, neither should we run away from this important fellowship meal but help call us to order each time we come to take it. Therefore, believers should be orderly and make sincere preparations to appear before Christ as if He is physically present. No rowdiness, wait for ministerial direction. The blessings from the fellowship shall be truly ours (vs. 33, 34).
What prevents you from partaking in the communion of the Lord's Supper?
Let the remembrance of Your death, resurrection and return at the communion table keep me away from a life of sin, dear Lord, in Jesus name, Amen.
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