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Flee Idolatry, Part 1 (1 Corinthians 10:14-22) - 6/19/22

1 Corinthians 10:14-22

INTRO

  • 1 Cor. 10:12-13 – Take heed lest you fall…No temptation has overtaken you… God is faithful… provided a way

  • The warning of idolatry

  • The danger of idolatry

  • The futility of idolatry


A couple of things to consider first:


They were loved

My Beloved – v. 14

  • Paul’s words are motivated by love and concern

  • Love one another – John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (ESV)

  • Love enough to care

  • Love enough to receive


They were empowered

Sensible People – v. 15

  • Practically wise. Doing based on our knowledge

  • They were a young church, YET that had all they needed to live out a faithful life.

  • I have no doubt you can do it!

  • Spirit of God, Word of God, People of God

  • 2 Peter 1:3–11


The Warning of Idolatry – v.14


Flee – v. 14

  • Get way from… danger

  • Flee, Flee, Flee

  • Flee from Sin – 2 Cor. 6:14 – 7:1

  • Flee from fornication – 1 Cor. 6:18 (1st letter and 2nd letter…. flee!)

Idolatry – v. 14

  • Worshiping anything other than God

  • We are called to worship God in a TRUE WAY

  • VERY SERIOUS SIN

  • Strikes at the heart of God and who He is

  • We are saying that GOD IS NOT ENOUGH

  • We make God into another image (into the image of our heart and desires)

  • Romans 1:20–23

  • More than just objects alone

  • Philosophies of life, Passion of life, Culture

  • Anything that has our primary concern and loyalty

  • Job, hobbies, future, family, and etc.

Exodus 34:14

It is not THE THING, but rather THE HEART OF OUR DESIRES for THE THING


(Next week)

The Danger of Idolatry – vv. 16-20


Consider the picture of the Lord’s Supper – vv. 16-20


The Futility of Idolatry – vv. 21-22


Futility of idolatry because of the hypocrisy of idolatry

You cannot worship both – 21

God is a jealous God – v. 22

Are we stronger than He – v. 22

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