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Community Group Questions | How the Lord's Supper Can Change Oklahoma | Oct 29, 2017

"How the Lord's Supper Can Change Oklahoma"
Rev. Blake Altman, Lead Pastor

God intends to change you by His Word. How is He at work in you to do that?  Read the following passages and consider these questions. 

1 Corinthians 11:17-34
[17] But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. [18] For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, [19] for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. [20] When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. [21] For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. [22] What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.

[23] For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, [24] and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” [25] In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” [26] For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

[27] Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. [28] Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. [29] For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. [30] That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. [31] But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. [32] But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

[33] So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another—[34] if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.

Community Group Questions:

  1. Begin a conversation: What has been your experience with the Lord's Supper? Do you feel a positive or negative draw to the table?  Do you usually want to come to it? Why or why not?
  2. Summarize the sermon: Pastor Blake mentioned five benefits of the Lord's Supper.  What are the five?  Which ones resonate with you most?
  3. Open the Scriptures: Paul addresses the issue of divisions in the Corinthian church because people were coming for worship at different times and eating dinner to the exclusion of others. What does he mean by discerning the body in verse 29?  What does "body" mean in this context?
  4. Put it into practice: Technology allows us you hear and see almost the entire service from anywhere.  Why is being present physically at worship important?
  5. Imagine how it could change the world if you really believed it: Ask the Holy Spirit how the Lord's Supper might empower you over time to change you, your industry, your community? How might you imagine it giving you a new-found courage?