1 Samuel 16:1-13 1 Cor 1: 18-31 Luke 1: 46-55
Sermon Category: 1 Corinthians
If we’re going to explore God’s design for relationships, we need to take at least one Sunday to talk about Singleness and Celibacy.
Although this whole passage is brilliant and has much to unpack, the focus of this sermon is on verses 1-3. We can have all the knowledge in the world, but if we have not love, we are noisy gongs and clanging symbols.
Just as the body of Christ is broken for us at the Table, we—the body of Christ—are to be broken for each other (i.e., our own places of brokenness actually help others in a profound way)
The body of Christ is constituted at the Supper that features the body of Christ.
The Institution of the Lord’s Supper (vv. 23-26) is sandwiched between various warnings, warnings we ought to heed.
The Lord’s Supper has a prophetic effect on the Church — it calls people away from idolatrous narratives and back to the Gospel narrative. In that way, we taste and see that our communion with Christ is both wonderful and dangerous.
Jesus says “This IS my body.” “This IS my blood.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, we really do experience union with Christ in this meal. This sermon will explain that perspective.
The Supper makes a clear presentation of the Gospel: Christ’s body was broken for us and His blood was shed for us. Our weekly celebration of the Supper is nothing less than a weekly “altar call.”