The Lord’s Supper | Let’s Who Really Need to ‘Examine Themselves’

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Examine Yourself Before Taking The Lord’s Supper | The Real Meaning

There are some terrible teachings out there that Christians need to do a deep review of their past sins before partaking in the Lord’s Supper. The idea is that you need to examine your current status with God because you risk bringing the judgment of God upon yourself because you take the Lord’s Supper with any unrepentant sin.

In this video, we’re going to explain one Corinthians 11:28–29. We’re going to see that the examination is something very different than what many of you have been taught. We will see that this verse should never lead someone away from celebrating the Lord’s Supper.

The Religious Deception: Religion says ‘if you have any sin that you have not confessed and fully repented of before taking the Lord’s Supper, then it can end with God making you sick or killing you’. It says you better examine yourself before you participate in the ceremony or risk God’s vengeance.

The Truth From a Grace Perspective: In this video, we discover that this letter is really addressing an audience of believers that are taking advantage of their freedom in Christ. They are getting drunk and eating all the food before the poor can partake in the Lord’s Supper and remembering what Christ did for them. He had His body broken for their sin. He had His blood shed for their sin. He paid (past tense) for their sin and they are to do this in remembrance of that. But, this is not about God making Christians sick or killing them if they have unrepentant sin in their lives, but rather it’s about people that are not really honoring the Lords super, but instead are using it as a reason to get drunk and eat, and as such are getting sick from drinking too much and others (people, not God) are judging them for their behavior.  


  • Beverly S Montgomery Posted April 30, 2022 7:34 pm

    AMEN! You are right on, brother. Years ago, I flew from California to Texas to attend a retreat (Bob George, People to People ministry) where this JOYOUS teaching of communion as the BODY of Christ was taught. Then, a small loaf of bread was passed around for the Believes to pinch off what they needed in relationship to others waiting their turn. The last person took the last piece because we had all worked together as His Body of Believers. Same with the wine.. The unity of that communion was awesome! I’ve never experience another like it upon returning home because the congregants are so busy looking to themselves for sin, and fearing they might die if they miss one, that they miss the freedom they have in Christ in REMEMBERING Him saying, “It is Finished” and feeling the JOY thereof. The JOY of the Lord is my strength. He initiates, I respond: always in that order.

    • Mike C Posted July 15, 2022 9:53 am

      Hi Beverly – Sorry for the late reply. I seemed to have missed this. Glad to have to as a sister in Christ.

  • Matsepe Ramaila Posted July 15, 2022 9:38 am

    Thank you Mike, indeed it is the Truth we know that makes us free. My girlfriend got surprised this other day when i told her that i was taking a holy communion at my place. She got shocked because she has always been taught that she had to always confess her sins before taking it every once in a while, she grew up in a religious up bringing. But praise God i did have a revelation about the holy communion, did explain it as i felt quickened by the Holy Spirit and she finally caught it, and did finally get it, and she now knows it’s her right in Christ to partake in the holy communion as often as she wants irrespective of what she has done as a believer on the previous day. And again thank you Mike for always informing us about the Grace of God, which is Jesus.

    • Mike C Posted July 15, 2022 9:51 am

      Amen! God is so good. Thanks for your kind words.

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