1Corinthians 10:14-22 “Flee Idolatry” part 2

1 Corinthians 10:14-22

INTRO

  • 1 Cor. 10:12-13 – Take heed lest you fall…No temptation has overtaken you… God is faithful… He has provided a way
  • The warning of idolatry
  • The danger of idolatry
  • The futility of idolatry

A quick review from last week…

https://pastorjonbeck.com/2022/06/19/1-corinthians-1014-22-flee-idolatry-part-1/

They were loved

  • My Beloved – v. 14

They were empowered

  • Sensible People – v. 15

The Warning of Idolatry – v.14

Flee – v. 14

Idolatry – v. 14

The Danger of Idolatry – vv. 16-20

Consider the picture of the Lord’s Supper – vv. 16-20

We fellowship at the Lord’s table

  • The Lord’s Supper
  • His body…His Blood

We fellowship at another

  • The table of Satan

The Futility of Idolatry – vv. 21-22

Futility of idolatry because of the hypocrisy of idolatry

You cannot worship both – 21

  • Either one or the other
  • Matt. 6:24 – Cannot serve two masters

God is a jealous God – v. 22

  • He will have no competition
  • Deut 4:24
  • Exodus 34:14

Romans 1:18-32 – The condemnation of the unrighteous Gentiles

  • Romans 1:24-25 – GOD GAVE THEM UP
    • He removed the restraints.
    • He allowed their sins to run their course
  • Revelation 21:5-8 – Lake of fire

Are we stronger than He – v. 22

2 Questions to Consider:

Can we find what we are looking for in anything other that God?

  • Are the objects of trust better?
  • Do we think He cannot do what He promises?
  • Our fulfillment, purpose, and meaning in life

Do we think we can get away with it?

  • The danger of using God as a “token of religion”
  • I am a Christian, but I am going to do what I want
  • Do we really think God will allow such hypocrisy?

1 Corinthians 10:14-22 – “Flee Idolatry” part 1

1 Corinthians 10:14-22

INTRO

  • 1 Cor. 10:12-13 – Take heed lest you fall…No temptation has overtaken you… God is faithful… provided a way
  • The warning of idolatry
  • The danger of idolatry
  • The futility of idolatry

A couple of things to consider first:

They were loved

My Beloved – v. 14

  • Paul’s words are motivated by love and concern
  • Love one another – John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (ESV)
    • Love enough to care
    • Love enough to receive

They were empowered

Sensible People – v. 15

  • Practically wise. Doing based on our knowledge
  • They were a young church, YET that had all they needed to live out a faithful life.
  • I have no doubt you can do it!
  • Spirit of God, Word of God, People of God
  • 2 Peter 1:3–11

The Warning of Idolatry – v.14

Flee – v. 14

  • Get way from… danger
  • Flee, Flee, Flee
  • Flee from Sin – 2 Cor. 6:14 – 7:1
  • Flee from fornication – 1 Cor. 6:18 (1st letter and 2nd letter…. flee!)

Idolatry – v. 14

  • Worshiping anything other than God
  • We are called to worship God in a TRUE WAY
  • VERY SERIOUS SIN
    • Strikes at the heart of God and who He is
  • We are saying that GOD IS NOT ENOUGH
  • We make God into another image (into the image of our heart and desires)
  • Romans 1:20–23
  • More than just objects alone
    • Philosophies of life, Passion of life, Culture
  • Anything that has our primary concern and loyalty
  • Job, hobbies, future, family, and etc.

Exodus 34:14

It is not THE THING, but rather THE HEART OF OUR DESIRES for THE THING

(Next week)

The Danger of Idolatry – vv. 16-20

Consider the picture of the Lord’s Supper – vv. 16-20

The Futility of Idolatry – vv. 21-22

Futility of idolatry because of the hypocrisy of idolatry

You cannot worship both – 21

God is a jealous God – v. 22

Are we stronger than He – v. 22

Q & A with Pastor Jon – “How do we minister to our lost family members?

My sermon notes for Wednesday night, June 15th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Thoughts

  • We all have people that we love that we want to come to true saving faith in Christ.
  • After our VBS, we have young children we want to see come to true saving faith in Christ.
  • We look at the world in which we live and we desire for people to come to saving faith in the Christ.
  • Yet, how do we go about being used of God to see these conversions take place.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW SALVATION WORKS

A person has a role in salvation

  • A person must respond
  • A person must repent of our sin and place our faith in Christ
  • If they do, then they WILL be saved.

John 1:12 – To all who did

John 3:16 – Whoever believes

Acts 2:38 – Repent

Acts 3:19 – Repent and turn

Eph. 2:8 – Our faith

God has a role in salvation

  • God has a much bigger role in salvation.
  • Think about how we pray for someone – “God please save my children”
  • Even though man is responsible… we must acknowledge God’s sovereignty.

Acts 16:14 – God opened the heart of Lydia

John 1:13 – Born of the will of God

2 Timothy 2:24-26 – God may grant them

Our Salvation Is:

  • Purposed by the Father
  • Accomplished by the Son
  • Applied by the Spirit

I TRULY believe both.

  • I responded to the Gospel on my own will.
  • Yet, I understand that God saved me.  (I did not save myself)

TWO BAD SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT

  1.  God has done everything He can do… the rest is up to us. (Arminianism)
  2. There is no human involvement (Hyper-Calvinism)

IF I believe God has done all that is necessary, and the rest lies in their decision of a person…

  • I will do whatever I can do to get someone saved.(repeat a prayer… do something)
  • I will rest in my ABILITY
  • We will do whatever it takes to see people saved (the unhealthy aspects of church growth)

IF I believe that man has no responsibility in the matter

  • I will not share the Gospel or believe in missions
  • I will not look for opportunities to share the Gospel
  • My life will have little desire to do “ministry”

MY MINISTRY (MY BALANCE):

I believe God is completely sovereign over all things

  • He saves.  I did not save myself.
  • He has provided and accomplished my salvation
  • He opens the mind and changes the heart

I responded to the Gospel message

  • I did not understand the deeper things of God when I became a believer.  I heard and believed.
  • Yet, now I do know.  I did not save myself.
  • This is truly grace!

THEREFORE, I LOVE AND TRUST IN THE GOSPEL

  • I do not need to trust anything else but the Gospel.
    • The gospel saves not my personality or presentation.
    • We are to do all things with excellence, but it is God that saves through the hearing, believing, and trusting in the Gospel
  • It is through the Gospel that God brings about redemption
    • I want to do my best to be crystal clear with the message.
    • It is not just A, B, C.  I want to be patient and clear.
  • It is the Gospel by which a person responds

THEREFORE:

  • We are praying people
  • We are proclaiming people
  • We are persuading people
  • We are PEOPLE THAT LOVE TO DO MINISTRY
    • Build relationship
    • Share the Gospel
    • Disciple believers

CONCLUSION

How to make the greatest impact.

  • You believe and live out the Gospel in front of your friends and family. (Our witness … our character)
  • Love those that you believe are lost
  • Trust in the divine plan of God
    • Trust the process
  • Expose them to the Gospel
  • Pray daily

1 Corinthians 10:31 – “Living for His Glory”

1 Corinthians 10:31

INTRO

  • As we continue our walk through 1 Cor… this week I am doing things differently. I am jumping ahead, but next week will go back
  • At VBS we have learned about being Created, Designed, and Empowered.
  • Today we can see a great picture of what we have been C, D, & E to do.
  • LIVE FOR HIS GLORY

Glory – something that is worthy of praise or exaltation; brilliance; beauty; renown.

  • To glorify God is to reflect or display Him as glorious (John Piper)
  • Our whole being
    • Words – Who we say we are.  Our faith
    • Actions – How we life. Choices we make
    • Character – Moral qualities of our life
  • Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever
  • Soli Deo Gloria

God’s glory has two aspects

His inherent glory – It belongs to Him because of who He is.  If no one where to ever give Him praise, He would still be glorious… He has always been glorious…even before creation.

His ascribed glory – To recognize and acclaim the glory God already has.  Psalm 29:1-2

Baptist Faith & Message – 2000 – There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being

The Basis of a God Glorifying Life

Faith and Trust

  • Rom. 4:20-21– Abraham’s life of faith

Abiding

  • John 15:8-9 – Abiding in Him and bearing fruit

Holiness

  • Joshua 7:19-20 – Achan’s confession of sin

Contentment

  • Phil.4:19-20 – Learn to be satisfied

Suffering

  • 1 Peter 4:16 – For Christ

Thanksgiving

  • Psalms 50:23 – As His sacrifices

Nehemiah 2:1-8 – “A God Ask”

Nehemiah 2:1–8

My sermon notes for Wednesday night, May 8th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

INTRO

  • In chapter one we saw the relationship that Nehemiah had with the Lord.
  • In this passage we see how his trust in the Lord allowed his calling and purpose to come into being.
  • Nehemiah has a burden for his people, but to act upon that burden could mean death.
  • The key was Nehemiah’s trust in YAHWEH… His trust in God.

He Trusted and Waited – vv. 1-3

It has been 4 months since he received the news of the condition in Jerusalem

  • He was seeking and waiting
  • Patience and trust
  • The idea of calmness

Heb. 6:12, Psalm 46:10

Prayerfully waiting on God’s perfect timing

He Trusted and Acted – vv. 4-8

His waiting… was so that he could act.

  • What he did in private allowed him to do what he did in public

HE HAD A BIG ASK

  • Let me go
  • Bless my vision
  • Pay for my vision

Nehemiah had a desire that was embraced by Artaxerxes… but ultimately it was God’s plan and purpose.

  • Proverbs 21:1
  • His Kingdom come, His will be done. Matt 6:9-13

Nehemiah’s Strategy

  • Nehemiah knew what God was asking him to do.
    • He had a vision and purpose
  • He thought through it
    • He had a plan to see it through
  • He acted upon it
    • A big ask

1 Corinthians 10:1-13 “Take Heed Lest You Fall”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, June 5th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

INTRO

  • Remember, Chapter 8-10. Forsaking our rights for the spread of the Gospel
  • Christian freedom and liberties
  • Running the race… facing disqualification or finishing faithful

1 Cor. 9:24-27 – Paul is comparing the Christian life as running and finishing a race.

  • It is started and finished
  • Crossing the finish line or disqualified
  • Finishing faithful

 Do Not Take Grace for Granted– vv.1-5

1 Cor. 10:1 – For I do not want you to be unaware brothers….PAY ATTENTION. LISTEN, BELIEVE, and DO.

Obedience or Disobedience

  • Following Jesus or not
  • There is not gray area with following Christ.

Blessings and curses

  • Deut. 7:9-11 – God is faithful and loving
  • Deut 28:2 – Blessings
  • Deut 28:15 – Curses

PEOPLE MAKE CHOICES AND CHOICES MAKE PEOPLE

Discipline

  • Hebrews 12:5-11

Take Sin Seriously – vv. 6-12

Idolatry

  • Finding one’s purpose and meaning in life on God.
  • Who we are and whose we are.
  • Stop trying to make God into the image of what we want.

Sexual Immorality

  • Anything outside God’s design form a man and woman in marriage.

Testing the Lord

  • Numbers 21:4-9
  • Never satisfied
  • Not our pleasing God, but God pleasing us

Complaining about life

  • Questioning His goodness, wisdom, & sovereignty.
  • We say He is God, but do we live that way.

The are examples but also for our instruction – v. 11

Therefore, TAKE HEED LEST WE FALL – v. 12

  • Stand then fall
  • The danger of self-confidence and pride
  • We should put our confidence not in us, but in who we are in Christ.
  • We should not live in a debilitating fear, but a respectful fear

Trust in God’s Faithfulness – v. 13

How can we possibility do it? How can we keep from falling into idolatry in our hearts? How can we live righteous lives with so much wickedness around us?

Remember the promises of the Lord. Trust in Him. Rest in His provision. Respond to temptation biblically.

No temptation – to test or prove.

  • Jesus was tempted – Matt. 4:1
  • Job was tempted – Job 1:8
  • God will never tempt us to sin. James 1:13
  • Trials… experiences of life (God)
  • Temptations… leading to sin (Devil)

Has overtaken you

  • It is not irresistible

That is not common to man

  • that which belongs to mankind.
  • Nothing new or unique to me.

God is faithful

  • Keep our focus on Him
  • God is bigger than the boogey man!
  • He is either God or not!

He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability

  • WE DO NOT HAVE TO FALL INTO SIN.
  • The times may be tough, but we do not have to fall into a sinful action.

But with temptation will provide the way of escape

  • Not from it but through it

That you may be able to endure it

  • Grow through it and from it
  • He will not put us in a situation we cannot endure

Mark 14:38

  • Keep praying
  • Keep trusting
  • Keep learning
  • Keep Growing
  • Keep following Jesus

1 Corinthians 9:19-27 – “Doing all for the Sake of the Gospel”

1 Corinthians 9:19-27

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, May 29th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

INTRO

  • In vv. 1-18 Paul discusses his willingness to let go of his rights and privileges for the sake and good of the Gospel.
  • In vv. 19-27 he demonstrates how he lives this life out.
  • Verse 19 makes the charge and vv. 20-27 shows us how to accomplish it.

v. 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them

  • We are free
  • Yet we have made ourselves servants
  • So that I might win the more (impact & influence)

Romans 6:18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

Consider the spiritual needs of others – vv. 20-22

1 Cor. 9:20-22

I must be willing to be in the world but not in it

I must be willing to build relationships so that I can share the Gospel.

Never compromising truthkeeping my motives pure

  • in order to share the Gospel.
  • What is my goal…FOR THEM TO LIVE MORE LIKE CHRIST…RATHER THAN ME LIVE MORE LIKE THEM.

Jews, Gentiles, and the weak…that covers everyone

Focus on the Gospel – v 23

1 Cor. 9:23

I do it all for the sake of the gospel – v. 23a

The communicating of the Gospel

  • We tell others the Good News
  • Not merely a
    • Presentation
    • Looking for a decision

The truth of the Gospel

  • We must never cut corners in the message
  • We do not save… GOD DOES.
    • Truly doubt we can talk someone into it or out of it
  • MAKE THE GOSPEL A BIG DEAL
  • We are guilty of watering down the Gospel
  • What is “True Saving Faith”
  • https://pastorjonbeck.com/what-is-saving-faith

that I may share with them in its blessings – v. 23b

The sharing in the blessings

  • The seeing of someone coming to faith is Christ
  • Becoming a brother and sister in Christ with someone
  • Coming alongside them and seeing them grow

Start with the end in mind – vv. 24-27

1 Cor. 9:24-27

Run the race – Go make disciples.  THIS IS OUR PURPOSE

STARTING AND FINISHING

  • We seem to start well, but how is our finishing
  • Are we worshiping, Serving, Investing in such a way that people are coming to faith in Christ and growing in Christ

AS A CHURCH AND AS AN INDIVIDUAL

ME AND TAB

  • Where I have been.  The Start
  • When I am – Now
  • Where I am going – The future

Self-control – v. 25

  • Controlling my passions and desires
  • Living in holiness
  • Previous verses… denying my rights.

Live with purpose – v. 26

  • Running aimlessly
  • My walk with Christ
  • My hope in the Gospel
  • My ministry to “make disciples”
    • Deny self
    • Consider others

Discipline your body – v. 27

  • My life is dedicated to finish faithful.
  • Effort … work.
  • Ongoing… this is a good thing.
  • Eph. 2:8Created for good works.
  • 1 Tim. 4:7 – Train/Discipline yourself for the purpose of Godliness.”

SO THAT I WILL NOT BE DISQUALIFIED

  • Damaging our witness, hindering our ability to serve the Lord.  SIN ALWAYS COMES WITH A COST

1 Corinthians 9:1-18 – “Giving up our rights for the sake of the Gospel”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, May 22nd.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.


1 Corinthians 9:1-18

INTRO

  • Paul is addressing Christian liberties and rights
  • What we can do / What we should do
  • The encouragement is to keep one’s interest not on oneself, but rather on the Gospel
  • All for the sake of the Gospel
    • Giving up “our rights” for the sake of the Gospel

Paul’s Rights and Privileges – vv. 1-12a

The rights that Paul possessed as an apostle

  • He had seen Christ – Acts 9:1-19 – Road to Damascus
  • He was sent by Christ

Paul was justified in having the church support his ministry

  • Because of His calling
  • Because of his ministry

Yet…

  • He knew his position was not as important as his purpose
  • He was part of something much greater than himself

Paul’s Lessons in Forgoing His Rights – vv. 12b-18

Endure all things for the Gospel– v. 12

  • Endurance – keeping on when things are not the best
    • Key is how we respond to the things of life
  • He did not want to put an obstacle in the way of the Gospel

Boast only in the Gospel – v. 15

  • What did he have to boast in?
  • Him nothing… The Gospel everything.
  • Boast… found joy
  • Romans 15:17 – In Christ Jesus he was proud of his work
  • Paul would not boast in his ministry but in the Gospel of his ministry.

Steward the Gospel – v. 17

  • Steward God’s resources
  • He was not REWARDED… as if he had done something
  • We forgotten about GRACE
    • A biblical understanding of salvation is key.
  • Rather, he was a steward (managed what was given)
    • Our gifts
    • Times, Talents, Treasures
    • Our Purpose and Passion
  • Colossians 1:24-27

Preach the Gospel – v. 16

  • Woe is me if I do not preach the Gospel
  • Preach, Teach, Proclaim (church and beyond)
  • Salvation and Sanctification
  • Listen to, Trust in, Live out

Concluding Thoughts

  • How easy is it for us to think highly of ourselves? (I see it at times in ministry)
  • What we are entitled to may not be what is best… we may need to forgo our rights for the sake of the Gospel.
  • What if our greatest desire was for the Gospel to be proclaimed through our life?