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1 Corinthians 8 - AMP

2 If anyone imagines that he has come to know and understand much , he does not yet perceive and recognize and understand as strongly and clearly, nor has he become as intimately acquainted with anything as he ought or as is necessary. 3 But if one loves God truly , he is known by God . 4 In this matter, then, of eating food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing (has no real existence) and that there is no God but one. 5 For although there may be so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many of them, both of gods and of lords and masters, 6 Yet for us there is one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we , and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we . 7 Nevertheless, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through being all their lives until now accustomed to idols , still consider the food as that sacrificed to an god; and their weak consciences become defiled and injured if they eat . 8 Now food will not cause our acceptance by God nor commend us to Him. Eating gives us no advantage; neither do we come short or become any worse if we do not eat . 9 Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous . 10 For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge reclining at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged and emboldened if he is weak and uncertain, and eat what is for the purpose of idol worship? 11 And so by your enlightenment (your knowledge of spiritual things), this weak man is ruined (is lost and perishes)--the brother for whom Christ (the Messiah) died! 12 And when you sin against your brethren in this way, wounding and damaging their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling or of hindering , I will not eat flesh forever, lest I cause my brother to be tripped up and fall and to be offended.



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Elmer Towns avatar
But I Have Been Wounded
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Oct, 2016
Summary: Spiritual Wounds Are Like Physical Wounds
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 103
Rev. Hank Griffin avatar
Understanding Christian Liberty
Shared by: Rev. Hank Griffin on Jul, 2016
Summary: Understanding Christian Liberty
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 422
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Guard Your Testimony
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Jun, 2016
Summary: Paul writes to the Corinthian Christians that it is not our knowledge that is important, it is our love for each other as we guard our testimony so as not to cause others to stumble.
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 450
Archie Norman avatar
Limit to Liberty
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Bible study in 1 Corinthians
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 74
Archie Norman avatar
Limit to Liberty
Shared by: Archie Norman on Mar, 2016
Summary: Limit to Liberty
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 84
Greg Gordon avatar
God the Son Made Flesh and the Character of God
Shared by: Greg Gordon on Jun, 2015
Summary: One Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. – 1 Corinthians 8:6
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Road Tests for Freedom
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Jun, 2015
Summary: First Corinthians chapters 8-10 give us 3 road tests to use so we don't misuse our freedoms. Love is better than knowledge. Rewards are more important than our rights. And Obedience is better than over-confidence.
Mark Aarssen avatar
Christian Liberty and conflicts with Culture
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Apr, 2015
Summary: A mature Christian knows the limits of his liberty in Christ and understands that love is the measure of that liberty.
Roy Fowler avatar
Knowledge of ourselves.
Shared by: Roy Fowler on Jan, 2015
Summary: Understanding yourself as you move to a more understanding of who God is. Freedom without love can cause weaker Christians to fall.
Charlie Roberts avatar
He Alone.."Is The One True God"
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jan, 2015
Summary: No one…Should ever under estimate the craftiness of the accuser when we see what's happening around the world today. So much of the accuser running too and fro masked in the name of religion..when do stand up and say "Enough is Enough?" How about Now?
Gordon Curley avatar
Your Liberty & Your Influence
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2014
Summary: Food sacrificed to idols - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 267
Matthew Kratz avatar
Freedom in Christ
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2014
Summary: 1) The Principle (1 Corinthians 8:1–3); 2) The Reality: (1 Corinthians 8:4-7) and (3) The Liberty: (1 Corinthians 8:8-13).
Bobby Stults avatar
What do you do with your knowledge?
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jul, 2014
Summary: How we live our lives is important as we influence those around us in more ways than we may realize. If what you are doing in your life is a stumbling block to others, Scripture tells us we should reconsider doing it...
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 895
Ricardo Rodriguez avatar
The Fruit of Empathy
Shared by: Ricardo Rodriguez on Nov, 2012
Summary: In spite of the fact that we have been called to live in a community, we continue to build walls and to enclose us in our own world. That it is why the virtues of empathy and compassion have gone disappearing. Jesus was not only a powerful man that walk
D Marion Clark avatar
What Love Has to Do with Freedom
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2012
Summary: Arrogance, the one vice that should be least present in the Christian life, is perhaps one of the most pervasive.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 480
Lynn Malone avatar
Living in Shades of Gray
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Jun, 2012
Summary: Love and sacrifice should be the guiding principles when we deal with ethical questions that abide in the gray areas of life.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,345
Jody VanSickle avatar
What About OUR Sacrificial Love?
Shared by: Jody VanSickle on Jan, 2012
Summary: A look into the sacrificial love that Christ calls us, as His children, to have for others.
Gerald Roberts avatar
Be More Concerned About
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jan, 2012
Summary: Paul writes that one should be more concerned about love, being saved, trusting the True God, getting close to God, and helping the fallen ones than being concerned about food sacrificed to idols.
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 837
Chris Surber avatar
Known by God
Shared by: Chris Surber on Dec, 2011
Summary: Man's religion is at war with God's revelation.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-3
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 846
R. Escoanyelin Ortiz avatar
The curse of "christian philosophy"
Shared by: R. Escoanyelin Ortiz on Nov, 2011
Summary: happiness is not found in knowing, but in enjoying christ
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 436
Freddy Fritz avatar
Food Offered to Idols
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Sep, 2011
Summary: In today's sermon we learn how to exercise our Christian liberty.
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,423
JB Hall avatar
Redistribution of Wealth
Shared by: JB Hall on Jun, 2011
Summary: This sermon details the Biblical position on wealth redistribution.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 479
Jason Jones avatar
Is Freedom Really Free?
Shared by: Jason Jones on May, 2011
Summary: Exposition of 1 Corinthians 8 regarding three truths about Christian Liberty
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 622
Capitan Gerardo Balmori avatar
Let's do Community
Shared by: Capitan Gerardo Balmori on Apr, 2011
Summary: We create community when we restrict our freedom for the sake of others
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 663
Tom Fuller avatar
Don't Put Yourself Above the Gospel
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Dec, 2010
Summary: What's permissible for me to do once I believe in Jesus Christ? The answer to that question is actually tied up in how Jesus wants to use you in spreading the gospel. Learn in this lesson how to put His love above your freedom.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 581
Gary Stebbins avatar
He is Known By God
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Oct, 2010
Summary: Many Christian’s struggle with a proper understanding of God’s grace. God is fully pleased with what Jesus did on the cross and if we receive Him as Lord He is pleased with us as well.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-3
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 512
Ed Sasnett avatar
Freedom and Responsibility
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Jun, 2010
Summary: Because our actions influence the actions of others, we must learn to balance our freedom with responsibility.
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,898
Tyler Edwards avatar
Selfless
Shared by: Tyler Edwards on May, 2010
Summary: The church was designed to be an irresistible community. Yet people are not always drawn to it. How can we change that?
Dwight L. Moody avatar
Christian Love
Shared by: Dwight L. Moody on Oct, 2009
Summary: A classic sermon by D. L. Moody on the importance, power, and indispensibility of Christian love.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:3
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,945
Michael Bolin avatar
What about what the Bible doesn't say
Shared by: Michael Bolin on Jun, 2009
Summary: what we eat is irrelevant-- but how our actions affect others in the body is not irrelevant.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 754