The Lord's Supper
Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse.
For first of all, when you come together as a church, n I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
For o there must also be factions among you, p that those who are approved may be recognized among you.
Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper.
For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and q another is drunk.
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise r the church of God and s shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.
For t I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: u that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
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."
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."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death v till He comes.
Therefore whoever eats w this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
But x let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
For y if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
But when we are judged, z we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
Therefore, my brethren, when you a come together to eat, wait for one another.
But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Corinthians 1:10 - 12
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 3:3
For you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.
2 Peter 2:1
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
"(yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.
2 Peter 2:13
And will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God.
But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.
For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Matthew 26:26 - 28
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body.
Mark 14:22 - 24
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, "Take, eat; this is My body.
Luke 22:17 - 20
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves.
1 Corinthians 10:16
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.
"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."
And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, "Lord, is it I?
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you are disqualified.
But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law.
Hebrews 12:5 - 10
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
1 Corinthians 14:26
How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.