Take Eat this is My Body – 1 Corinthians chapter 11 verses 17 to 34

Just added, a new message preached from 1 Corinthians chapter 11:

 

1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – Take Eat this is My Body – J Stewart Gillespie – 27102015.mp3

 

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New converts to Christ could not help but be impressed by just how simple the worship of the Christian was.

Converted from idol worship and brought into his new found faith in Christ he had seen one by one all of those old symbols exit out of the front door!

  • The altar had gone; “We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.” (Heb 13:10)
  • The sacrifices had gone; “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;” (Heb 10:12)
  • The old priesthood had gone, we now have but one Great High Priest
  • The idols were gone, we have someone far surpassing the idol; “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2Co 4:6) – we have the reality of God in Christ

The only symbols these Christians were left with are the 3 we have in chapters 10 to 11 of 1 Corinthians:

  1. Symbol of Baptism (chp 10) – Salvation in Christ
  2. Symbol of head covering (chp 11) – Sovereignty of Christ
  3. Symbol of the cup and loaf (chp 11) – Sacrifice of Christ

These 3 symbols give but 1 message – Christianity is solely and completely about Christ.

This third section begins with a shocking admission by the apostle (11:17); “that ye come together not for the better but for the worse

After all that has been and shall be said concerning the value of and the importance of gathering together – it is possible to gather “for the worse”

  • The Person present: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Mat 18:20)
  • The Power of God operating: “And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.” (1Co 14:25)
  • The Privileges – the demonstration and working of gifts by the Spirit of God (cf. Chapter 12)

You may have thought that automatically, by virtue of the fact they gathered, blessing and Divine approval was guaranteed, not so however.

What could have gone wrong for it not to have been for the better, but for the worse?

So far in 1 Corinthians we have seen:

  1. Schism (chapters 1 to 3)
  2. Sin (chapter 5)
  3. Selfishness (chapters 6 to 10)

So which was it?

All 3!!

  1. Schism (11:18-19)
  2. Selfishness (11:21)
  3. Sin (11:27, 30-34)

Ironically here is the very time when we would be remembering:

  1. Unity and fellowship
  2. The selfless sacrifice of Christ
  3. The cost to God of the once and for all offering for sin

What was the breaking of bread / Lords Supper meant to be about?

  1. Obedience
  2. Remembrance
  3. Attitude

It was about:

  1. Obedience

A simple matter; a simple instruction, obedience is essential:

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” (1Sa 15:22-23)

  • ‘eat’ (11:24) – aorist imperative active
  • ‘do’ (11:24) – aorist imperative active
  • ‘do’ (11:24) – aorist imperative active

When? – First day of the week (Acts 20:7)

Obedience to Christ would surely take presidence over our:

  • convenience
  • leisure
  • work
  • overtime
  • apathy
  1. Remembrance

Why remember?

Why remember every week?

Is this not overkill?

We remember each week because:

  1. It is Essential lest we forget

The God who made us knows the difference between our short term and our long term memory

Each week, the memory of Christ is brought again from the long term to the short term memory.

Gods complaint of His OT people:

  • Deut 32:28
  • Isa 17:10
  • Jeremiah 2:32; 3:21; 18:15; 23:27
  • Ezekiel 22:12; 23:35
  • Hosea 4:11; 8:14; 13:6

They forgot!!

  1. It is the Essence of Worship
  2. It is the Exercise of Spiritual battle
  3. It is the Examination of Self

Recall that the letter to the Corinthians is set in an in between place:

  • Between Grace given (1:4) and Grace fulfilled (15:57)
  • Between Egypt and the promised land (1 Co 10)
  • Between redemption and resurrection
  • Between Calvary (11:23) and the Coming again (11:26)
  1. Attitude

1 Corinthians Chapters 10 to 13

mp3 recordings of messages preached from 1 Corinthians chapters 10 to 13

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 – Led Fed and Dead – J Stewart Gillespie – 28062015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 1 to 2 – Led Fed and Dead – JS Gillespie – 19052015

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1 Corinthians Chp 10 – Led Fed and Dead – J Stewart Gillespie – 08032015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 3 to 5 – 1141 Reasons not to Talk to a Rock – JS Gillespie – 26052015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 7 to 10 – In the Shadow of Sinai – JS Gillespie – 02062015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 verse 13 – Have You Trials and Temptations – J Stewart Gillespie – 30062015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 16 – The Cup of Blessing – J Stewart Gillespie – 28072015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 18 to 33 – Survival Skills for a Christless City – JS Gillespie – 11082015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 – Freedom and How to Handle it – J Stewart Gillespie – 18082015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 – Gathering Together and Building Up – J Stewart Gillespie – 25083015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 31 – Making a Cheese Baguette to the Glory of God – J Stewart Gillespie – 08092015

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 1 to 3 – One Body under Christ Indivisible – J Stewart Gillespie – 15092015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 1 to 6 – Headship and Headcoverings – J Stewart Gillespie – 21092015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 7 to 16 – Glory Glory Glory – J Stewart Gillespie

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – Take Eat this is My Body – J Stewart Gillespie – 27102015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – This do in Remembrance of me – JS Gillespie – 03112015

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 1 to 11 – Knowing the Presence of God – JS Gillespie – 24112015

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1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 4 to 11 – How to be Sure Really Sure that God Exists – JS Gillespie – 01122015

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – to another faith…- JS Gillespie

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1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – To Another the Gifts of Healing – JS Gillespie

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The Body of Christ – J Stewart Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 1 to 3 – When Love is Absent – J S Gillespie – 19012015

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 to 7 – Attributes of Love – When God Moves in the Heart of Man – JS Gillespie – 26012016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 – Love – When God Possesses the Heart of Man – JS Gillespie – 02022016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 – Love does not Vaunt Itself

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 to 7 – Two Shoulders One Heart and a Love that Bears all Things – JS Gillespie – 01032016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 8 to 13 – Preparing for Perfection – JS Gillespie – 22032016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 11 – When I was a Child – J Stewart Gillespie – 20032016

 
 

Impossible Lives – Unspeakable Sins :
Messages brought by J Stewart Gillespie, at the October 2015 Family Week at Faskally House Pitlochry:

 

1 Corinthians chp 5 – Unspeakable Sins – J Stewart Gillespie – 12102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 1 to 6 – Unbelievable Provision – J Stewart Gillespie – 13102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 6 to 16 – Inexcusable Failure – J Stewart Gillespie – 14102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 to 33 – Impossible Decisions – J Stewart Gillespie – 15102015.mp3

 

messages on 1 Corinthians chps 10 to 13 outwith this series:

DeVille Andrew – 1 Corinthians Chp11 Headship + Headcoverings – 16102001

 

DeVille Andrew – 1 Corinthians Chp12 Ye are body of Christ – 30102001

 

William Park – 1Corinthians chapter 13 – Love – 04122001

 

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