1 Corinthians 11:23-32 (NKJV)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
The apostle Paul was writing to a church that had become careless in the celebration of the Lord's Supper. To correct the error and to provide guidelines for others to follow, he set conditions on how to participate in the communion service in a worthy manner. Paul challenged the Corinthian believers to take the 3 kinds of LOOK.
- The ______________________________ look (vs. 23-26a)
- The ______________________________ look (v. 26b)
- The ______________________________ look (vs. 27-32)