Preparing For Worship

Leading up to Sunday, December 11

Scripture Passage

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Reflection

Paul challenges the Corinthian church about how they are treating one another in a discussion focused around the Lord’s Supper. With a stern rebuke and highlight of their selfishness, Paul exhorts the church to “wait on one another.” (1 Cor. 11:33)

We can contemplate this passage in light of the discussion surrounding Jesus’ Last Passover Supper with His disciples (Luke 22). After Jesus took the bread and wine, divided the portions among His disciples, and served them, it took only moments for the disciples’ conversation to devolve into an argument about who among them was to be regarded as greatest. Even sitting at Jesus’ side moments after He describes His own body and blood given and poured out for us, the hearts of faithful men moved toward their own glory and getting. How much more are we tempted to ask who is greatest among us or what we should be getting from one another?

Midtown, as we ready our hearts for worship and hearing God’s Word, let us ask God to show us whether we are ready and willing to “wait on one another.”

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation: Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace

Adoration: Midtown Kids Christmas Program!

Confession: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Thanksgiving: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Response: All Things New