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