Pastor Ron Roddey
"The Lord's Supper"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, December 23, 2012
Luke Chapter 2 & 1st Corinthians Chapter 11
2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from
Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of
2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because
he was of the house and lineage of David:)
2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room
for them in the inn.
2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the
Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which
is Christ the Lord.
2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward
2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into
heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath
made known unto us.
2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe
lying in a manger.
2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which
was told them concerning this child.
2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told
them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the
things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the
child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before
he was conceived in the womb.
2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses
were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the
2:23 (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth
the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law
of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon;
and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of
Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not
see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to
2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people
2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were
spoken of him.
2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold,
this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and
for a sign which shall be spoken against;
2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the
thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of
the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband
seven years from her virginity;
2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which
departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers
night and day.
2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord,
and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the
Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom:
and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the
2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after
the custom of the feast.
2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child
Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of
2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's
journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem,
2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the
temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and
asking them questions.
2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and
2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto
him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I
have sought thee sorrowing.
2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not
that I must be about my Father's business?
2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject
unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God
11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also
am of Christ.
11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and
keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ;
and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered,
dishonoureth his head.
11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered
dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it
be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is
the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because
of the angels.
11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the
woman without the man, in the Lord.
11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the
woman; but all things of God.
11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long
hair, it is a shame unto him?
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair
is given her for a covering.
11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom,
neither the churches of God.
11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come
together not for the better, but for the worse.
11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that
there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are
approved may be made manifest among you.
11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat
the Lord's supper.
11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and
one is hungry, and another is drunken.
11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the
church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you?
shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto
you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took
11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat:
this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped,
saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as
ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew
the Lord's death till he come.
11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of
the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread,
and drink of that cup.
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we
should not be condemned with the world.
11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one
11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not
together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I