What are you receiving?

What are we eating? We’re normally so conscious of what we put in our mouths, that it only makes sense to wonder about what is “in” communion. We take a look at what God’s Word tells us about what is present in this meal – as well as what the meal takes away.

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

This sermon comes from the [echoes] sermon series which is all about the basics of Christianity found in this book called the Catechism (which means “echoed down”)
[23] For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, [24] and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” [25] In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” [26] For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

[27] Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. [28] Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. [29] For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. [30] That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. [31] But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. [32] But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

[33] So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another—[34] if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come. (ESV)



  1. Pastor JAY –
    My son Sean and I really enjoyed the guest sermon from Pastor Ken last weekend.

    I wanted to share Pastor’s sermon with fellow church members over here in Jacksonville.

    Was this sermon recorded ?
    Will you be posting his sermon on your web site? Or can you provide me his sermon another way via email?

    We always feel welcome when we come back and visit ULC.


    • University Lutheran

      Thanks! It was great having Ken with us. We’re a little behind on getting sermon audio up, but we’re planning on getting it on the site early this week!

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