The Church is called to be a people that transcends social divisions.
1 Corinthians 11:17-34
1. Warm Up: When you were in high school what “group” did you fit into?
2. Corinth was a city divided by wealth and poverty, what kind of division is supported and encouraged by society today?
3. How can the church be a place where those divisions are transcended?
4. How does the cross of Jesus challenge our pride?
5. How does the cross of Jesus challenge our shame?
6. How can pride and shame cause relational division?
7. What role does the Lord’s Supper play in the communal life of the church? How might it promote unity?
8. How does this passage impact the way you think about the Lord’s Supper?
9. When have you intentionally spent time with people with a different kind of weird than yours? What did you learn from it?
10. Why do you think sharing meals together tends to be relationally powerful?
11. Clay suggested that we eat with those who are different than ourselves, are there other things that you have found helpful in breaking down relational division?