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Living in a Post-Christian Society

July 27, 2014


BUILT UP OR TRIPPED UP

1 Corinthians 8:7-13


• Use my Christian liberty to build others up, not trip them up.


1. Observe others’ uniqueness.

But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do. 1 Cor. 8:7-8


And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, Heb. 10:24


2. Instead of my rights, let the maturity level of others guide my actions.

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 1 Cor. 8:9


3.See through my relationships the effect on my relationship with Christ.

For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall. 1 Cor. 8:10-13

 

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