Romans, Lesson 25: The Proper Understanding and Use of Christian Freedom

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In “judgment” over the congregation at Rome, the Apostle Paul told them “not to judge.”  For “we will all stand before the judgment seat of God… then each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Romans 14:10, 12).   Paul was not contradicting himself but operating from this worldview: God gives us different […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 14: Learning from Old-Covenant Israel

Lesson 14, Israels Experience Applied in the New Covenant

Paul continues to deal with the issue of whether it’s okay to eat the meat that was earlier sacrificed to idols.  Paul used himself as an example to show how he understood Christian freedom: It was not to serve the self, the view that some in Corinth had taken, but to build up the body […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 13: Christian Freedom

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Paul continues to deal with the issue of whether it’s okay to eat the meat that was earlier sacrificed to idols. Last week, we saw Paul deal directly with that issue. This week, he begins by using himself and other pastors as an example to help them learn to balance Christian freedom in light of […]