by Ernest Easley

When Worship is Wrong
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 11:17-26

Now as we prepare ourselves for the Lord's Supper … we're going to take a fresh look at 1 Corinthians 11 where we find the Apostle Paul giving some instructions regarding this memorial supper.
As you're finding 1 Corinthians 11 .. did you know that you could be worse off for having been here tonight? I mean .. it may had been better for you NOT to be in worship tonight.
Rather than being helped and profited by being here tonight .. you could actually be worse off for having been here. Yes it is possible for your worship to be wrong. That's what the Apostle Paul is going to tell us here in 1 Corinthians 11 and that's what I want to talk to you about tonight …
When Worship is Wrong
1 Corinthians 11.17-26
17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's Supper. 21 For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 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." 25 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."
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