As is our practice on the first Sunday of the month we’ll be remembering our Lord Jesus Christ by eating and drinking together around the communion table. In preparation, so as not to eat and drink in an unworthy manner, why not take the time to prayerfully consider some of the following questions before Sunday morning:
Is there a brother or sister in the church against whom you hold a grudge? Anyone you haven’t forgiven? Anyone you hate? Anyone you don’t love? Are there any misunderstandings you are unwilling to forget?
1 Corinthians 6:12-20:
Are you in any way careless with your body? Do you fail to care of it as the temple of the Holy Spirit? Are you guilty of intemperance in eating or drinking? Do you have any habits, which are defiling to the body?
Have you robbed God by withholding His due of time, talents, and money?
Have you neglected to seek to be pleasing to Him in all things? Do you carry any bitterness toward God? Have you complained against Him in any way? Have you been dissatisfied with His provision for you?
Are you more grieved by your own sin than by the sins of others?
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned – every one – to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
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