Take Heed Lest You Fall (1 Corinthians 10:1-13) - 6/5/22
Remember, Chapter 8-10. Forsaking our rights for the spread of the Gospel
Christian freedom and liberties
Running the race… facing disqualification or finishing faithful
1 Cor. 9:24-27 – Paul is comparing the Christian life as running and finishing a race.
It is started and finished
Crossing the finish line or disqualified
1 Cor. 10:1 – For I do not want you to be unaware brothers….PAY ATTENTION. LISTEN, BELIEVE, and DO.
Do Not Take Grace for Granted – vv.1-5
Obedience or Disobedience
Following Jesus or not
There is not gray area with following Christ.
Blessings and curses
Take Sin Seriously – vv. 6-12
Finding one’s purpose and meaning in life on God.
Who we are and whose we are.
Stop trying to make God into the image of what we want.
Anything outside God’s design form a man and woman in marriage.
Testing the Lord
Not our pleasing God, but God pleasing us
Complaining about life
Questioning His goodness, wisdom, & sovereignty.
We say He is God, but do we live that way.
The are examples but also for our instruction – v. 11
Therefore, TAKE HEED LEST WE FALL – v. 12
Stand then fall
The danger of self-confidence and pride
We should put our confidence not in us, but in who we are in Christ.
We should not live in a debilitating fear, but a respectful fear
Trust in God’s Faithfulness – v. 13
How can we possibility do it? How can we keep from falling into idolatry in our hearts? How can we live righteous lives with so much wickedness around us?
Remember the promises of the Lord. Trust in Him. Rest in His provision. Respond to temptation biblically.
No temptation – to test or prove.
Jesus was tempted – Matt. 4:1
Job was tempted – Job 1:8
God will never tempt us to sin. James 1:13
Trials… experiences of life (God)
Temptations… leading to sin (Devil)
Has overtaken you
It is not irresistible
That is not common to man
that which belongs to mankind.
Nothing new or unique to me.
God is faithful
Keep our focus on Him
God is bigger than the boogey man!
He is either God or not!
He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability
WE DO NOT HAVE TO FALL INTO SIN.
The times may be tough, but we do not have to fall into a sinful action.
But with temptation will provide the way of escape
Not from it but through it
That you may be able to endure it
Grow through it and from it
He will not put us in a situation we cannot endure
Keep following Jesus