June 26, 2011
How does a believer decide whether it is ok for them to participate in activities such as drinking, smoking, dancing, or going to R rated movies?
What is the basis for making your decision?
Is it based on the fact that there are no commandments that state categorically thou shalt not smoke, or drink, or whatever the case may be?
It is based on whether you can do it and it will not affect you?
Paul answers these questions in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Cor. 8:7-13.
June 20, 2011
As a believer, are there any limitations on what we can do and what is it that drives the decision about those limitations?
Paul has been explaining to the Corinthians that there are direct rules in the Word of God that a Christian must obey.
But what about the things that are not so clearly labeled as wrong in the Bible? Are there any limitations with these?
What follows is a study on the things that are controlled by how our brothers and sisters in Christ, and the lost people of the world, will perceive and be affected by our actions. This is a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 8:1-6.
June 12, 2011
The Bible tells us that time is short, and there is much work to be done for the Lord.
What is it that distracts you from focusing totally on the Lord's work in your life?
Is it your marriage?
Is it your job, your friends, your stuff that you have accumulated while you have lived?
In this verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 7:25-40, Paul challenges us to focus our whole life on completing the Lord's work.
June 5, 2011
Have you ever wondered if God truly realizes what He has done to you since you became a Christian?
Does God see the mess that becoming a believer has made in your marriage? Your lost husband or wife feels like they are now married to an alien. They want the person back that they married.
Does He see the problems that you are having at work because people recognize the change in your life? You have stopped socializing in the ways that you did before.
Did God know the type of person you were when He called you to be a Christian?
Should you change anything? Should you leave your marriage, your job, your old friends?
Paul answers these questions in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 7:12-24.