On the first Sunday of each month we observe the Lord's Supper. The Apostle Paul instructs us that it is important to examine ourselves before we eat and drink in remembrance of Jesus. He writes in 1 Corinthians 11:28, "Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup."
This should include examining are relationships with others in the church body. Are we living in a Christ-like manner with our brothers and sisters in the faith? Are we harboring envy, bitterness, or malice? Do we need to go and ask for forgiveness? The Lord's Supper is a good time to take stock of how we are doing relationally in the body of Christ. It is also a good time to examine all areas of our life. The following six questions are to help you in this examination process. Why don't you work through them as you look forward to eating and drinking at the Lord's Table.
Since the last time you observed the Lord’s Supper:
1. Have you confessed and repented of all known sin in your life?
3. Do you have a growing delight in God and his promises? Is this expressed in a desire to read and meditate on God’s Word? To worship the Lord with other believers?
4. Do you love others more and is that love demonstrated in concrete, practical ways? Are you more thankful for others?
5. Do you forgive others quicker? Or are you harboring bitterness, hatred or malice toward another person?
6. Are you more fervent in prayer? Do you find yourself quicker to pray? Are you praying for others, even your enemies?