1Co 10:1-13 Num 11:4-6; 21:4-6; 25:1-4; Exo 32:3-6; Heb 12:1-2; Gal 5:13.
1COR-24-190825 - length: 66:07 - taught on Aug, 25 2019
South Africa Mission trip:
September 18th-30th 2019
First, consider the needs of weaker brothers. (chapter 8)
Second, follow Paul’s example. (chapter 9)
Third, don’t repeat Israel’s mistakes. (chapter 10:1-13)
Fourth, don’t play with fire. (chapter 10:14-22)
Paul ends by giving them a set of instructions. (chapter 10:23-11:1)
All but two men in this generation perished in the wilderness.
There’s one thing that you must have in order for God to be pleased with you.
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord,
after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe. \
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God
must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
They did not believe the Lord.
He rained down manna upon them to eat
And gave them food from heaven.
The LORD provided them food in abundance, but they were not satisfied.
The people asked Aaron the high priest to give them another god to worship.
They ate, drank, and danced before their idol, just like the pagans did.
Here once again the great evil is idolatry. Eating food sacrificed to pagan gods.
People who think they stand are in danger of falling.
The Corinthians were in danger of falling,
because they thought they were immune to the temptations related to eating food sacrificed to idols.
The Corinthians used knowledge as a mask to hide their real reasons for eating food sacrificed to idols.
Knowledge alone will not protect us from temptation.
This falling has nothing to do with our eternal salvation.
It has to do with finishing our race.
The things that can trip us up are temptations that are common to man, not the tests that are unique to Christians.
These things are common to man, but they can prevent the believer from winning his race.
The way of escape is right here: fixing our eyes on Jesus.