1 Corinthians 11 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

  1. What truth claims does Paul make for the church to believe?
  2. What instructions does Paul call the church to obey?
  3. What is the root reason for the head coverings? What’s the heart of the issue the Corinthians had?
  4. What makes submission to spiritual authority difficult for us?
  5. What questions do you have about what is written here?
  6. From verses 17–34, what was the issue Paul was addressing as it pertained to communion?
  7. What are some good practices we can implement to make sure we’re going to the Lord’s Table in a worthy manner?

Memory Verse

“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”—1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Holy and beautiful Father God, thank You for being committed to my transformation. Not only did You send Your Son to pay the penalty of my own sin and shame so I could be restored to You, but You shower even more grace on me daily by drawing me deeper, pulling me closer, and setting me apart for holy use. It’s hard to fully grasp Your instruction and Your truth at times, but that will never take away from the fact that You are always good and worthy of worship! I surrender today and every day. Amen.

This Week

Make a list of things that may be hard for you to biblically understand or surrender to God. Pray over them and ask God to work in your heart to help you understand His truth more, submit to His instruction, and worship Him in surrender.

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About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.