1 Corinthians 11:23-34

1. Look in. Let a man examine himself, judging himself.

    A. We should examine our companions of the week. Have they been the companions that fear thee? Psalm 119:63. Come out from among them and be ye separate. 2 Corinthians 6:17.

    B. Examine our habits: Are we loving the world more than Christ? 1 John 2:15. Love not the world, nor the things of the world.

    C. Examine our thoughts. Proverbs 23:7—As a man thinketh so is he. Our hearts should be overflowing with a good matter—Psalm 45:1. Meditate upon Him day and night—Psalm 63:6. Our affections should be set on things above—Colossians 3:2.

    D. We should examine our weaknesses. John 12:12-22.

2. Look up. Verse 23.

    Paul was not indebted to any man for his instructions regarding the Lord’s Supper. His information came directly from the risen Christ as a revelation. David received the pattern for the temple. Paul received the pattern for the Lord’s Supper. Peter, James and John don’t mention the Lord’s Supper.

3. Look back. Verse 26.

    Ye do shew forth the Lord’s death. The supper should occupy our minds greatly, but not exclusively. We do not meet together just to remember His death; not just a memorial but a remembrance feast.