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1 Corinthians

Date: December 16, 2016

Speaker: Pastor Jeramie Rinne

Series: 1 Corinthians

Category: Expository

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:24–10:22

Synopsis: To eat, or not to eat. That was the question facing the Corinthians. Was it ok to eat meat that had been offered to idols? Some in Corinth answered the question with a hearty "Yes!" They knew the idols weren't really gods, so eating idol-food was not a problem. However, Paul challenged this pro-eating group. Paul pointed out that others in the church (the "weaker" Christians) still considered eating idol-food as an act of idolatry, and so they would be tripped up in their faith when others in the group ate idol-food (see chapter 8). This pro-eating group should be willing to give up their right to eat idol-food for the good of others (see chapter 9). But now Paul points out another problem for the pro-eating group. In some cases their permissive attitude toward idol-food was leading them to carelessly engage in actual idolatry itself!

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