In this passage will see Paul take a far harsher tone with some in the Church who were failing in their care for others. Divisions can arise in any church over almost anything. There are two important lessons for us in his words. The first is, partaking in the Lord’s Supper with a selfish, attitude dishonours the body and blood of Jesus, who offered himself as a sacrifice precisely for others in a totally unselfish manner. The second lesson for us is that because the Lord’s Supper is a communal event, those who are eating and drinking apart from the others fail to remember that they are part of the Body of Christ.
April 3, 2019