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Living in a Post-Christian Society

July 13, 2014


1 Corinthians 8:1-3

Lovers of God are judgment-free in order to build strength into others.

1. As a Christ-follower live judgment-free.

Plant your feet firmly therefore within the freedom that Christ has won for us, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the shackles of slavery. Gal. 5:1 (Ph)

2. Sacrifice a superior attitude.

Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” 1 Cor. 8:1a

3. Make the spiritual health of others the issue, not my freedom.

Knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 1 Cor. 8:1b

4. Admit that knowledge of God’s Word is not enough to be healthy.

Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 1 Cor. 8:2

How can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? Rom. 10:14 (Mes)

• Relationship is the track on which love runs, and love is the track on which God’s Word runs.

5. Get to the place of knowing God’s love.

Whoever loves God is known by God. 1 Cor. 8:3

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (Amp)

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph. 3:17-19

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us … There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, 1 John 4:16-18 (NAS)

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7


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