Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fleeing Moral Extremes In The Exercise Of Liberty: 1 Corinthians 10

Theme: Christ is God's wisdom...

2. For answering questions (7-16)
      B. About the exercise of liberty (8 - 11:1)
Apparently, some Corinthian believers thought their liberty in Christ permitted them not only to eat meat offered to idols, but also to participate in pagan feasts (20-21). Chapter 10 warns believers to flee immoral extremes in the exercise of liberty.

God liberated Israel from bondage in Egypt, but severely chastened most of them for using their liberty to engage in immorality and idolatry (1-10). Since God chastens such believers, provides a way of escape from such temptation (11-13), and unites believers in one body of Christ (15-22), He urges them to flee immoral use of liberty (11-14), give no offense to other's conscience, and glorify God in all they do (23-33).

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The Gospel

Have you heard Christ died for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead? Did you know God saves you from hell and gives you eternal life through faith in this finished work alone, not your merits (Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Thess. 1:8-9)? This is so man cannot boast, and God alone gets the glory (Eph. 2:8-9).


The grand purpose of creation is to bring glory and pleasure to God in Christ (Eph. 1:1-10; Rev. 4:11). The gospel of Christ's death and resurrection for our sins, achieves this goal by magnifying God's grace and mercy towards undeserving sinners. The purpose of faithguard, is to glorify God, by defending and confirming the gospel of Jesus Christ.