Eating the Lamb of God series, Part 2
The following passage is a tad negative, but stay with me because I want to look at these words with a positive spin.
28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 11:27-30 (NIV)
“That is why” is cause and effect wording…in essence saying, “You do this, and this will happen.” It WILL happen.
To be more uplifting, let’s look at the opposite of this statement. Eating the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner should also have a effect that we should rejoice in… strength not weakness, health not sickness, life not death. Qualities we should emphasis personally and in our families.
My out of the box question is this…why couldn’t I celebrate the Lord’s Supper in my home on certain occasions? The church is not just a denomination or a building as culture seems to think, people are the church…your family is the church. Why couldn’t you create special moments with our Lord…times that your children would never forget? Take Christmas for instance. Why not celebrate His birth, then celebrate His death with a family communion time. Birthdays, anniversaries, a new job, cancer diagnosis, cancer remission, retirement….any day, would be an awesome time to celebrate the Lord’s death until He returns. My husband and I ate the Lord’s Supper together in our hotel room after our wedding. It is a beautiful memory. Wouldn’t it be a perfect family tradition…remembering the Lord together and promoting a strong spiritual life within your home?
You might also be interested in Part 1 and Part 3 of the Eating the Lamb of God series. Click below.
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