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Live for Others - by Michael Phillips
1 Corinthians - Part 9
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1 Corinthians 8:1-9:27
Jul 08, 2012 am - In last Sunday's sermon, I said 1 Corinthians has got to be the most up-to-date book in the Bible. If scholars didn't assure us that it was published in the middle of the First Century, we might think it was written two hours ago-it speaks that directly to the church here and now. Except for Chapters 8-10! Paul spends three whole chapters (plus one verse) on the burning issue of.eating things sacrificed to idols. It was a real problem in Corinth at the time, in the Roman Empire for another 300 years, and in other places at other times, but.what does it say to us? Have you ever eaten things sacrificed to idols? Does eating things sacrificed to idols compromise the Gospel today? If unchecked by Paul's powerful words, is it likely to split the church anytime soon? On the surface, eating things sacrificed to idols seems terribly dated, a matter of no relevance to us. If we stay on the surface, we're right, it doesn't say much of anything to us. But what if we dig down an inch or two? What if we find out what underlying principle came to the surface in their habit of eating things sacrificed to idols, and justified Paul spending so much time on it? Then we've got something, we've got- ... More >>>

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