Perhaps one of the most quoted passages in the New Testament is found in 1 Corinthians 11. I'm speaking of the "Words of Institution" (11:23-26), which are recited nearly every time the Lord's Supper is offered, especially in liturgical churches.
1 Corinthians 11 discusses two topics -- (1) that women should be properly attired during worship (11:3-16) and (2) the proper practice of the Lord's Supper (11:17-34). Since the customs regarding appropriate dress for men and women vary according to time and place, we'll be moving rather quickly over verses 1-16, so that we can spend more time with Paul's teaching concerning the proper ministry of the Lord's Supper.
Paul's Example and Teaching (11:1-2)"1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you." (11:1-2)
We looked briefly at these verses in Lesson 8, since they seem to conclude Paul's discussion of food offered to idols. In a sense, however, they also serve as a bridge to the topics he prepares to discuss in chapter 11.