So as not to take the Lord’s Supper carelessly, we review for ourselves what it means and why we do it—with our focus on the forgiveness of sins.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:27-34

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 11:27-34


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 11
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. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.(KJV)


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

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

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. 


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