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I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Welcome Session 14 Freedom & Idols Chapter 10:1-11:1
Discussion Groups Process Gather in groups of 6 to 8 people, same demographic. For this session, complete questions 1 to 6. Use various Bible versions to clarify text. Share your answers. Note any points remaining unclear after group review. Confidentiality: personal comments acceptable, avoid private comments, maintain respect for group.
I Corinthians 10:1 – 11:1 1. Israel the example (v1-13) 2. Flee idolatry (v14-23) 3. Responsibility (v24 -11:1) I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Freedom & Idols
I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Israel the example V1-4Privilege is no guarantee of success V5-12Good beginnings do not guarantee good endings V13God either causes, allows or prevents everything
Privileges IsraelToday Delivered from EgyptRedeemed from sin ‘Baptized’ in Red SeaBaptized in Jesus’ Name Manna from heavenBible, our daily bread Water from rockHoly Ghost from Jesus
No Guarantees BeginningsEndings BadGood GoodMediocre Bad
I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. KJV
I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Flee idolatry V14-16 Communion with Jesus V17Sacrifice with God V18-20Idol worship with demons V21-23 Provoking God is dangerous
I Corinthians The Church, Then and Now Freedom Freedom is based on knowledge. Knowledge is balanced by love. Experience is balanced by caution. Freedom is balanced by responsibility.
All things are lawful, but... 1. Will it lead to freedom or slavery? 2. Will it make me a stumbling block or a stepping stone? 3. Will it build me up or tear me down? 4. Will it only please me, or will it glorify God? 5. Will it help me to win the lost to Christ, or will it turn them away?
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