Presentation on theme: "1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Missionary Societies Infant Baptism Church Kitchens Church Orphan Homes Pipe Organ Church Schools Sprinkling Choir Church Fellowship."— Presentation transcript:
Missionary Societies Infant Baptism Church Kitchens Church Orphan Homes Pipe Organ Church Schools Sprinkling Choir Church Fellowship Halls Church Bake Sales Church Rest Homes Sinners Prayer Etcetera, Etcetera … Church Orphan Homes Pipe Organ Church Head- Quarters Church Orphan Homes Church Bake Sales Church Schools Are ALL of these EXPEDIENTS? How can we KNOW?
EXPE'DIENT, adj. [L. expediens; expedio, to hasten; Eng. speed.] 1. Literally, hastening; urging forward. Hence, tending to promote the object proposed; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances. Many things may be lawful, which are not expedient. 2. Useful; profitable. EXPE'DIENT, n. That which serves to promote or advance; any means which may be employed to accomplish an end. Websters Dictionary
EXPE'DIENT, adj. [L. expediens; expedio, to hasten; Eng. speed.] 1 Cor. 10:23 (apostle Paul) All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful [expedient – KJV]; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. EXPE'DIENT, n. John 11:49b-50 (high priest Caiaphas) You know nothing at all, nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish. Bible Expedients: lawful, helpful, useful (for edification) Biblical Examples
1) To be expedient, it must be lawful. The Six Laws of Biblical Expediency 1 Corinthians 6:12; 10:23 2) To be expedient, it must not be specific. Mk 16:16; baptism = yes sinners prayer = no 3) To be expedient, it must be edifying. 4) To be expedient, it must not offend. 5) To be expedient, it must not be bound. 1 Corinthians 14:26-32 1 Cor. 8:1-13; 10:23 - 11:1; Rom. 14:14-23 Hebrews 10:25 6) To be expedient, it must not go beyond. Colossians 3:16; sing = yes play = no
Mark 16:15-16 Nothing is more expedient than OBEYING the word of Christ!!! Acts 2:38-39
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