Message Title: Taking Communion Seriously
Scriptures: Malachi 1: 11 – 12 / 1 Corinthians 10: 16 & 21
Malachi 1 New International Version (NIV)
Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices
11 My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.
12 “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’
1 Corinthians 10 New International Version (NIV)
Idol Feasts and the Lord’s Supper
16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?
21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.