Most of us know why we share in the Lord's Supper. In 1 Corinthians 11:24, Paul reminds us that Jesus created this as a remembrance of himself and what he did for us. Because the Lord's Supper focuses on what Jesus did for us, his church, it should be a time of unity and remembrance.
But in practice, the Lord's Supper can be a time of division. Not only do we argue over how and when to observe it, we let our differences and relational conflicts come between us.
In this sermon from March 15, 2009, I look at the division that existed among the believers in Corinth who met to share the Lord's Supper but didn't take account of each other. As Paul reminds us to "examine ourselves" and "discern" Christ's body (1 Cor 11:28-29), may we be encouraged to be reconciled to each other so we may share the Lord's Supper in unity.
Sermon: Unity and the Lord's Supper (1 Cor. 11:17-34)