Overindulgent Church

Overindulgent Church



TEXT: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34


    1. Sterling discussed how he likes to overindulge in food.   Name some things that you like to overindulge in.
    2. Share with the rest of your group the Christian tradition in which you grew up.
      • How did you observe Communion and what did it mean to you?
    3. In what ways do you believe the church can be seen as overindulgent today?
    4. Read Philippians 2:1-4. What does Paul tell the Philippians about the methods to maintaining church unity?
    5. Social elitism was a problem in the Corinthian church, how do you see that as an issue in churches today?
    6. Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-36. Do you agree that when we take Communion we are doing so as a memorial for the sacrifice of Jesus or do you believe there is more to it? Read and discuss John 6:60-63.
    7. Paul stresses the need to take Communion in a manner worthy of the Lord Jesus.  What are some ways that you can ensure that you are prepared to take Communion in a way that honors Christ? 

Daily Bible Readings for the week of 3/15/2015:

Day 1: Jude 17-22

Day 2: Psalm 133

Day 3: John 17:20-26

Day 4: Ephesians 4:1-16

Day 5: Philippians 2:1-11

Day 6: Matthew 5:21-24

Day 7: Luke 22:14-34