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