In I Corinthians 11:28, the apostle Paul tells us we must examine ourselves before taking the Passover symbols of the bread and wine and to be sure we don't take them in an unworthy manner. What does it mean to examine ourselves? What should we examine ourselves for? By looking at the three things Jesus Christ instituted with His disciples on His last night with them - washing their feet, instituting the symbol of bread to represent His body broken for us, and instituting the wine as a symbol of His blood shed for us- we see may aspects of our lives that we can and should examine before taking of the Passover symbols in the way God intends.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live near Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.