“Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:27). We don’t have to be a Biblical scholar to any degree to comprehend that is a stern admonition. We find it in the midst of 1 Corinthians 11 wherein Paul is issuing a long line of expected behaviors to the church in Corinth. After addressing head coverings in the first 16 verses, he moves to the proper administration of the Lord’s Supper. Continue reading “An Unworthy Manner”
Many people when they think of a church may be drawn to think about the pastor of that church as though that pastor defines that church and what that church is like. But did you know that a church should not be known that way, as it is the Church of Jesus Christ and He is the head of any true Christian church. Part of the problem over that last few hundred years however, is that clergy have been less than willing to share the burden of ministry.
Did you know that Christians are all “clergy” in a sense? Peter tells us of this in 1 Peter 2:5, “you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” What this means is that we no longer need to approach God through any particular priest or pastor; instead, we are allowed to approach on our own through our great High Priest Jesus Christ, because of the sacrifice of His body and blood which makes us holy if we trust in Him. Continue reading “Altar Call”