Thursday, October 02, 2014
Liberty, Knowledge & Sin
First Corinthians 8 is Paul’s response to a gray-area question dividing the church at Corinth. Paul doesn’t simply give the Corinthians a “yes” or “no” answer to their questions about eating meat sacrificed to idols. He helps them think through the purpose of their liberty and the implications of the activity. He wants them to consider the effect it will have on believers whose consciences are not so free. And while eating meat sacrificed to idols is not an issue most believers will face in the church today, Paul’s instructions give us a lot of practical help for the gray areas we will face.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Liberty, Knowledge & Conscience
When God’s Word doesn’t address an aspect of life—whether it’s an activity, entertainment, or some other experience—how do believers know what they can and can’t do?
Friday, September 26, 2014
Liberty, Knowledge & Love
God’s Word does not give us detailed instructions for every aspect of Christian life. Believers are frequently confronted with situations, questions, and decisions that Scripture says nothing about. God’s people have been set free from the Old Testament law, but that freedom leaves us with a lot of important decisions to make in life’s gray areas.
Making Decisions on Non-Moral Issues