Christian love in the gray areas
Cuyahoga Valley Church // 2.12.23 // 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
After much conversation about marriage, singleness, and sexual immorality, Pauls moves, in chapter 8, to the topic of meat sacrificed to idols. And while this might not seem à propos to the modern reader, the issue is critial for the church at all times. There are behaviors and preferences that the Bible neither promotes nor prohibits – gray areas. And followers of Jesus can exercise freedom in these areas so long as we do not break the law of love and cause a brother to stumble.
Cuyahoga Valley Church // 11.13.22 // 1 Corinthians 4:14-21
When God made us human, he deemed us very good. From the very beginning, we were made to flourish in relationship with one another. God has designed the local church to function like a family – we need one another. And one of the ways that we love and care for one another in this family is to submit ourselves to the compassionate correction of one another in order that we might be holy individually and collectively as the bride of Christ.