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Liberty 3


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Liberty 3

  1. 1. I CORINTHIANS 8:7-13; 10:23-11:1 CHRISTIAN LIBERTY, pt. 3
  2. 2. Biblical “Situation Ethics” (Also known as “Christian Liberty”)… “ Some actions which the believer in Christ has the liberty to do, may, in fact, become sinful , depending upon the circumstances.”
  3. 3. Foundational Principles...8:1-6! OUR ACTIONS… 1. Must be founded upon accurate knowledge = TRUTH, 8:1-6. 2. Must be guided by love for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. 3. Must be based on submission to God, Himself, 8:6.
  4. 4. SOME DEFINITIONS… <ul><li>Christian Liberty… </li></ul><ul><li>Open Areas… </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger brother… </li></ul><ul><li>Weaker brother… </li></ul><ul><li>Legalist… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Practical Principles That Guide Our Liberty... Consider the conscience of a weaker brother, 8:7 Consider what is important, 8:8.
  6. 6. Consider the effects of your liberty on a weaker brother... <ul><li>Your liberty may become a stumblingblock, 8:9, 13 </li></ul><ul><li>He may be “strengthened” to do something his conscience condemns, 8:10 </li></ul><ul><li>He may be “ruined,” 8:11 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Consider the effects of your liberty on a weaker brother... <ul><li>You may sin against your brother, 8:12 </li></ul><ul><li>You may wound his conscience, 8:12 </li></ul><ul><li>You may sin against Christ!,” 8:12 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Practical Principles That Guide Our Liberty... Be willing to forgo participation in an action if it will cause a weaker brother to have a serious problem, 8:13. Paul understands that serving others is more important than pleasing himself!
  9. 9. Practical Principles That Guide Our Liberty... Choose actions that are profitable, not just lawful, 10:23a Choose actions that edify, not just those that are lawful, 10::23b. Avoid actions that will lead you to bondage, 6:12.
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