Cross Words: Stumble (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)
Topic: Sermons Passage: 1 Corinthians 8:1–8:13
I hope that y’all have a blessed Thanksgiving. It’s a truly wonderful holiday where we spend time being thankful for all the blessings that the Lord has given to us, not the least of which is good food to eat. And so it is only fitting that we come to 1 Corinthians 8, which addresses food, hot on the heels of Thanksgiving which is inseparably linked in the American mind to lots of food.
This week’s passage revolves around thinking through our rights and freedoms and what to do with them when they become stumbling blocks for other believers. But it has deeper implications too. It deals with whether or not we will sacrificially love our brothers and sisters in Christ. As I dug into this passage, it became more and more clear to me that I am right in the crosshairs this week. Generally speaking, I’m not one to give up freedoms and rights. But, the Gospel fundamentally changes our posture. When we think about what Christ has done for us, it’s not just what He did on the cross, but also in His Incarnation and His life that we need to think about. What freedoms and rights did He lay down for our sake? Come Sunday prepared to explore how Christ’s work changes the way we approach our rights and freedoms.
See you then!