The Lord’s Supper is special because of what it accomplishes in the body. On the one hand it manages to recall the sacrifice of Christ. On the other it manages to tie that event into something that nourishes. But their is a spiritual element to it as well. Paul doesn’t focus on mysticism of transubstantiation or consubstatiation but instead on the real connection that is being accessed with God in that moment. God doesn’t like it when this event isn’t taken seriously. He demonstrates this by allowing sickness & sometimes death into the midst of the congregation. This is the takeaway. Take God seriously. These covenantal gifts were not given lightly. There is cost to pretending that they were. This harkens back to Paul’s earlier discussion about sex. Sex is a blessing that demonstrates union, but outside it’s intended context, it has necessary and dire consequences in many ways. These layers must be considered in how we engage in all events, especially sacraments. Be more than mindful.
1 CORINTHIANS 11:17-34
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