But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:28
At the heart of the present significance of the Lord’s Supper is our communion or fellowship with Christ, hence the term “communion service.” In coming to this service the believer comes to meet with Christ and have fellowship with Him at His invitation. The examination takes place because it would be hypocrisy for us to pretend that we are in communion with the Holy One while actually cherishing known sin in our hearts. (James Montgomery Boice Taken from “Foundations of the Christian Faith-Book I” )
It is true that the Lord’s Supper is only for sinners. But within that group, it is only for repentant sinners. (Mark Dever The Marks of the Church)
Lord God help us come to the Lord’s table with self-examination and discernment… That Jesus Christ will be a reality to us and not just a monthly symbol.