1 Corinthians 11:17-34 – “When you come together”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, July 17th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

1 Corinthians 11:18-34


  • Paul continues the discussion of “orderly worship”
  • vv. 17-34 he is teaching on the Lord’s Supper
  • They were coming together to observe the Lord’s Supper
  • They were coming together… but not for the right reasons.
  • January 31, 2022 Message on this text
  • We need to learn how important it is WHY we come together.

Come together for the better of others – vv. 18-22

because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse

  • Does more harm than good
  • When we gather we should build one another up
  • Church is not just about us… it is about others also
  • We have turned church attendance about us

Paul knew the church was divided. (not together)

  • They were thinking about themselves
  • Individuals or united?

Eph 4:1-6 – We need to be unified

  • In our calling
  • In our relationships
  • In the Gospel
    • Spirit
    • Son
    • Father
Ephesians 4:1–6 - [1] I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, [3] eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. [4] There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (ESV)

Remember… We call it CORPORATE WORSHIP

  • unified bodies of individuals

Come together for the sake of the Gospel – vv. 23-26

The Body

  • The sacrifice paid for us

The Blood

  • The forgiveness of our sin

Come together for the good of your heart – vv. 27-34

Eats and Drinks in an unworthy manner

  • Unworthy when we come together
  • We come to remember His sacrifice, yet we are not willing to do the same
  • Hypocritical worship
    • Our attitude
    • Our actions

Examine yourself

  • Look within (our heart)
  • Our assurance
  • Our sanctification


  • Gets us back to where we need to be
  • Our attitude and action
  • Consider it Divine Mercy

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