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1 Corinthians 7-8

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The Ideal of Christian Marriage 7:1-16

The Matters about which you wrote (7:1)
Are unknown
One can infer from context, questions about basic moral expectations between men and women
Guidance for Christian Households (7:1b-11)
Principle of Christian unselfishness
Paul was writing from the context of being single
Principles for one believer married to an unbeliever (7:12-16)

Guidance for all life situations 7:17-40

Each one should remain in the condition God called them.
(Mentioned three times, in verse 17, 20, and 24)
“My rule in all the churches” v.17
“You were bought with a price” v.23
Guidance for singles and widows (7:25-40)
Verses 29-31, reference to the Second Coming (7:29-31)
Notice the over-arching goal of
1 Corinthians 7:35 ESV
I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
Christian Decisions and the Responsibility of Influence 8:1-13

Christian Decisions and the Responsibility of Influence 8:1-13

The Facts of Existence (8:-4)
An idol has no real existence (8:4-5)
Christian truth, similar to
Deuteronomy 6:2 ESV
that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
Deuteronomy 4:6 ESV
Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:2 ESV
that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
accord://read/ESVS#Exod_31:3 4:6
“not all possess this knowledge” v.
“not all possess this knowledge” v.
Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
“not all possess this knowledge” v. 7
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
the reality of “stumbling blocks” v.9
Your influence could be for good or evil. v.9-11
Beware “sinning against your brothers” v. 12
The choice to a higher ethic for the sake of others v.13
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