1 Corinthians 11:17-34 The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper, which was meant to be an earthly picture of a heavenly reality, had become disfigured and was now a really ugly picture of Christ’s Church. Paul, in that sense says, “It does more harm than good…” (v. 17). He suggests to the rich that if they are hungry they eat at home, but don’t humiliate those who have very little (v. 22). The words the Apostle Paul uses in verse 22 are “despise” and “humiliate.” One of things that ought to stand out in a church, a community of grace, is that divisions between people ought to be very small! It doesn’t matter whether you are a new Christian or an old one. It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor. Your ethnic background ought to make no difference! Nobody should be despised or humiliated in God’s Church! We are all saved by the same Lord and master.