In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul addresses an assembly of conflicted Christians who gathered for an important ritual (the Lord’s Supper) while denying its message. One manifestation of this denial was a refusal of members to wait for each other before partaking of this meal. Some members—likely slaves—needed to wait till late before they could gather with the church, and in a meal that was designed to highlight the communion of the saints, those who arrived earlier were proving inconsiderate of others with whom they ought to have been enjoying fellowship. Paul urged the church to wait for them—to consider the empty stomachs of those less privileged. We, too, are to be considerate of others in the church so that no member is excluded and Christian unity is both declared and demonstrated.
Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 11:33
A sermon series on the one anothers of the New Testament from the pulpit of Brackenhurst Baptist Church.
|Congregational Care (Hebrews 10:19–25)||Doug Van Meter||1 July 2018||Watch||Listen|
|One Anothering One Another (John 13:34–35)||Doug Van Meter||22 July 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Love One Another (John 15:12–17)||Doug Van Meter||5 August 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Peace Bru (Mark 9:49–50)||Neil Cable||12 August 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Mindful Harmony (Romans 12:16)||Edwin Steytler||19 August 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Recapturing the Holy Kiss (Romans 16:1–16)||Stuart Chase||26 August 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Sing to One Another (Colossians 3:12–17)||Doug Van Meter||2 September 2018||Watch||Listen|
|A Holy Greeting (Romans 1:1–16)||Stuart Chase||9 September 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Pray for One Another (James 5:16–18)||Doug Van Meter||16 September 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Forgive One Another (Colossians 3:12–13)||Stuart Chase||23 September 2018||Watch||Listen|