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The Lord’s Supper is given for our spiritual benefit and blessing. May we appreciate Christ’s beautiful demonstration of His forgiveness and mercy!

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 11:17-32

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-32

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:39 and ends at about 3:45

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     17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

     23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 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. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 307 :
Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord — Organ Audio

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1. Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord 
And drink the holy blood for you outpoured. 
Offered was He for greatest and for least, 
Himself the Victim and Himself the Priest. 

2. He that His saints in this world rules and shields 
To all believers life eternal yields, 
With heavenly bread makes them that hunger whole, 
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul. 

3. Approach ye, then, with faithful hearts sincere 
And take the pledges of salvation here. 
O Judge of all, our only Savior Thou, 
In this Thy feast of love be with us now. 

Hymn: WS 755 :
What Is This Bread