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May 21 2023 – Full Service (K)

Paul warns the church in Corinth about the incredible danger of idolatry by reminding them of the story of the exodus. They were a people who had been saved by the blood of a lamb. They had experienced a baptism which had buried their past and drowned their enemies in the deep. They had their own equivalent of the Lord’s Table where they “all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink.” yet despite all God had provided for them they fell into idolatry and ultimately that idolatry led to their destruction. If we are tempted to believe that a similar fate would never befall us Paul makes it very clear that the temptation to idolatry is a constant one, but he also promises us that God in his grace will also give us all we need to escape it.


Sermon Notes:

  • Don’t Be Idle About Your Idols (1 Corinthians 10:1-22)
  • What does it mean to fall into temptation?
  • Warning – Don’t be idle about your idols.
  • Your past success doesn’t determine your future success. (vs. 1-5)
  • Your past failure doesn’t need to determine your future failure. (vs. 6-11)
  • Two things you can count on:
    •  Count on God’s grace (vs. 13)
    • Count on your weakness (vs. 12, 14-22)