What’s the fanciest banquet or party you’ve ever been to? Was there anyone famous or popular there?
Today we’re talking about the command to “wait for another.” The reality is that there will always be differences between rich and poor, privileged and disadvantaged. But the truth is, those differences don’t belong in the Body of Christ, the Church. God calls us to restraint and generosity.
FROM THE TRUTH
Read or review 1 Corinthians 11:20-33. Based on what you see in verses 20-23 and remember from the message, what was going on in the Corinthian church around the Lord’s Supper?
What did Paul mean when he said: “unworthy manner” in verse 27 and our need to “examine” in verse 28 and be “discerning” in verse 29?
What did Paul mean when he said “weak”, “sick”, and “fallen asleep” in verse 30?
What did Paul mean when he said in verse 33, as it’s translated in the ESV, “wait for one another”?
FROM THE TAKEAWAY
Is there any privilege that you have that others don’t? Is there any need to restrain it in the church?
Are there ways in which your personal desires and selfishness sometimes overcome our respect for Christ and others in the church?
How does living this “one another” make us irresistible people?
First, take some time to ask people to identify prayer needs related to the discussion about encouraging one another. Second, take some time to ask for additional prayer requests. Then close your time together in prayer.
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