Breaking Bread Together

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

 



1. Breaking Bread Together Is A Distinctive Experience.



“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”
Acts 2:46-47 (NKJ)



2. Breaking Bread Together Is An Act Of Discernment.



“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”
1 Corinthians 11:28 (NKJ)

“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 11;27 (NKJ)

“For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”
1 Corinthians 11:29 (NKJ)

“For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.”
1 Corinthians 11:30 (NKJ)



3. Breaking Bread Together Is An Act Of Discernment.



“…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.’ 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.’”
1 Corinthians 11:24-25 (NKJ)