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Summary: Paul points out for us the conditions that need to be met when we approach the LORD's Table.

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“APPROACHING THE LORD’S TABLE”

1 Corinthians 11:27-31

a. Void of CONTEMPT. (v. 27) Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord Genesis 26:11; Leviticus 4:13; 20:9, 11, 13,16, 27; 24:10-16; Numbers 15:30; 35:31; Isaiah 54:17; Malachi 4:7; Matthew 5:21-22; 26:66; Mark 3:29; 6:19; 14:64; Luke 11:53; Galatians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 11:29; Colossians 2:20; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; Titus 1:15; Hebrews 2:15; 10:29; James 2:10

b. With Careful CONTEMPLATION. (v. 28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup Psalm 26:2-7; 32:5; 77:6; Lamentations 3:40; Haggai 1:5; Matthew 5:23-24; Luke 18:9-14; 23:14; Acts 24:8; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 9:27; 10:12; 2 Corinthians 8:22; 13:5; Galatians 6:4; Ephesians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 Timothy 3:10; 2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 John 1:9; 4:1

c. Recognizing Danger of CONDEMNATION. (v. 29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body Leviticus 7:20; Isaiah 59:9-12; Amos 5:7; Micah 3:1-2; Matthew 16:3; 23:14; Mark 16:16; Luke 12:56; John 5:28-29; 9:39; Acts 13:46; Romans 3:8; 13:2; 14:23; 1 Corinthians 6:2; 8:12; 11:27, 32-34; 1 Timothy 5:12; Hebrews 6:6; 2 Peter 2:3; 1 John 3:20-21

d. Potential Results in Disastrous CONSEQUENCES. (v. 30) For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep Exodus 15:26; Numbers 20:12; Deuteronomy 24:16; 28:22, 25, 27-28, 35, 65; Judges 16:16-21; 2 Samuel 12:14-18; 1 Kings 13:21-24; 2 Chronicles 26:16-21; Psalm 106:15; Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Mark 6:5, 13; John 5:14; Acts 5:1-11; 7:60; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 3:17; 5:5; 15:6, 20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16; 1 Timothy 1:20; James 1:15; 2 Peter 3:4

e. Maintaining CRITICAL Consideration. (v. 31) For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged 1 Kings 3:9; Psalm 94:12; 139:23-24; Jeremiah 12:3; 17:10; 20:12; Ezekiel 18:28, 32; Matthew 7:1, 22-23; 24:50-51; Luke 6:37; 12:48, 57; 15:17-20; Romans 2:1-2; 14:3-4, 10; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 7:10; 13:5; Philippians 1:10; Hebrews 5:14; 9:27; 12:5-11; James 5:16; 1 Peter 4:6, 17; Revelation 20:11-15


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