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1 1 Corinthians 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. At the back of this passage lies the over-confidence of some of the Corinthian Christians. – William Barlcay Context of question : Eating meat sacrificed to idols While it is true that one can eat meat & can eat meat offered to idols, not true that not in danger -- even on this question!

2 1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Opportunities & Privileges (1 Cor. 10:1-5)

3 6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play." 8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Examples NOT to Follow (1 Cor. 10:6-11)

4 12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. Take Heed Lest You Fall (1 Cor. 10:12-13)

5 Chapter 10 I. The Example of Israel (vv. 1-13) A. Many opportunities and privileges (vv. 1-5) B. Our example not to follow (vv. 6-11) C. Take heed lest you fall (vv ) II. Eating Meat Sacrificed To Idols (vv ) A. Eating meat to an idol (vv ) B. When it is acceptable and when it is not (vv )

6 Israel Today Water Bondage Of Egypt Bondage Of Sin Wilderness Wandering Promise Land Heaven Our Promise Land Now Many Fell Before They Made It….. We Too Could Fall Before…

7 I. Possibility of Falling Away A. The Warnings of the Text: Heb. 3:12; 4:11; 10:26-29 Heb. 3:12; 4:11; 10: Cor. 9:27 1 Cor. 9:27 Gal. 4:9; 5:4 Gal. 4:9; 5:4 2 Pet. 2:14-15, Pet. 2:14-15, Tim. 1:19-20; 4:1; 5:8; 6:10, 21 1 Tim. 1:19-20; 4:1; 5:8; 6:10, 21 2 Tim. 2:18 2 Tim. 2:18

8 I. Possibility of Falling Away A. The Warnings of the Text: B. Could Happen To You People Change Strong – become – Weak Godly – become – Ungodly Believer – become – Unbeliever Faithful – become - Unfaithful

9 I. Possibility of Falling Away A. The Warnings of the Text: B. It Could Happen To You C. How Far Can You Go? Possible to go beyond repentance (Heb. 6:1-6) Possible to go beyond repentance (Heb. 6:1-6) Possible to lose soul eternally (Heb. 10:27-29) Possible to lose soul eternally (Heb. 10:27-29)

10 II. Evidences of Falling Away A. Neglect study of word (Heb. 5:12-14) B. Less prayer to God (Dan. 6:10; 1 Thess. 5:17) C. Growing fondness for worldly pleasure (2 Tim. 3:4) D. Making excuses for neglect (Luke 14:16-24) E. Lack of interest in salvation of others (Ps. 126:5-6)

11 III. Causes of Falling Away A. Mixed marriages (Neh. 13:26) B. Love of money (Matt. 26:14-25; 1 Tim. 6:10) C. Reverting to sinful practices (Acts 8:9-24) D. Returning to false religion (Gal. 5:1-4) E. Association with evil (Luke 22:54-62) F. Love of the world (2 Tim. 4:10) G. Self satisfaction (Rev. 3:14-22) H. Modernistic education (1 Cor. 1:18-31) I. Gradually missing services (Heb. 10:25)

12 IV. Preventing Falling Away A. What The Church Can Do Teaching (Matt. 28:20; Acts 20:28) Teaching (Matt. 28:20; Acts 20:28) Encouragement (Heb. 10:24) Encouragement (Heb. 10:24) Elders watch for souls (Heb. 13:7, 17) Elders watch for souls (Heb. 13:7, 17) B. What The Individual Can do Examine self (2 Cor. 13:5) Examine self (2 Cor. 13:5) Faithful in doing good(Jas. 4:17) Faithful in doing good(Jas. 4:17) Strive to grow (2 Pet. 1:5-11) Strive to grow (2 Pet. 1:5-11) Pray daily (Luke 18:1) Pray daily (Luke 18:1) Study daily (Acts 17:11) Study daily (Acts 17:11) Avoid every form of evil (1 Thess. 5:22) Avoid every form of evil (1 Thess. 5:22)

13 V. Results of Falling Away A. Worse than at beginning (2 Pet. 2:20-22) B. Worthy of sorer punishment (Heb. 10:26-29) C. Lost in hell (Matt. 13:41-42)

14 VI. Returning From Falling Away A. Those who fall can return: - Simon did (Acts 8) - Peter did (Gal. 2) - Corinthian brother did (2 Cor. 2) - Blood cleanses (1 John 1:7) B. What are the fallen to do? - Repent (Acts 8:22; Rev. 2:5) - Confess (1 John 1:9; Jas. 5:16) - Pray (Acts 8:22)

15 I. Possibility of Falling Away II. Evidences of Falling Away III. Causes of Falling Away IV. Preventing Falling Away V. Results of Falling Away VI. Returning From Falling Away


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