By David Watson

Benchley, July 10, 2016

  • I Corinthians 11:17-34
  • Backward
    • “Do this in remembrance of me”
      • Luke 22:19; Matthew 26:28
    • Horror of the cross: scourging, ridicule, crown of thorns, nails (7-inch iron spikes), painful movement to avoid suffocation
      • Colossians 1:19-22; Hebrews 10:4-10; I Peter 1:18-19; 2:21-25
    • Forward
      • I Corinthians 11:26 – “until He comes”
        • Hebrews 9:28
      • Because of His sacrifice, I live for Him until the end.
        • Galatians 2:20
        • I Corinthians 6:20
      • Outward
        • I Corinthians 11:26 – “you proclaim the Lord’s death”
        • Proclaim = announce, make public
        • Consider …
          • I Corinthians 14:23-24
          • Joshua 4:6
        • Inward
          • I Corinthians 11:27-29
          • “Where are my thoughts?”
            • Read a passage (Isaiah 53; Matthew 26-28; Mark 14:16; Luke 22-24; John 18-20; I Corinthians 11; Hebrews 9-10, etc.)
            • Read song lyrics
            • Imagine the scenes in your mind.
          • Upward
            • I Corinthians 10:14-22
              • Christian à cup/table of the Lord à Christ
              • Israel à eat sacrifices à God
              • Gentiles à cup/table of demons à idols/demons
            • We have communion (sharing, fellowship, participation) with Christ! See Matthew 26:29

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