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.
|Cracking the Da Vinci Code (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)||Peter Jones||17 March 2006||Listen|
|What Does It Matter? (1 Corinthians 15:1-58)||Christo Beetge||20 April 2014||Listen|
|Centre Back (1 Corinthians 1:1–19)||Stuart Chase||29 June 2014||Listen|
|Serving to Win (1 Corinthians 9:19–23)||Tommie van der Walt||14 June 2015||Listen|
|Lessons for Church Planting in Africa (1 Corinthians 9:19–22)||Christopher Mnguni||16 October 2016||Listen|
|What Paul is Telling Us about the Real Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:1–11)||Stuart Chase||1 April 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Resurrection-Shaped Hope (1 Corinthians 15:50–58)||Stephen Scholtz||8 April 2018||Watch||Listen|
|The Greatest Hindrance to Partnering in Church Planting (1 Corinthians 1:4–8)||Chris Woolley||7 September 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Wait for One Another (1 Corinthians 11:33)||Doug Van Meter||7 October 2018||Watch||Listen|
|Weak Weeks and a Strong Year (2 Corinthians 12:7–10)||Doug Van Meter||12 January 2020||Watch||Listen|