This week we will continue through 1st Corinthians where we’ll discuss how to live the Christian life. Please RSVP for the in-person service on Sunday or join us on the livestream. If you are tuning in from home, be sure to read through the Home Worship Guide and say hello in the YouTube comments so we know you are joining us!
Here’s how you can prepare your heart for the Sunday gathering at mDF:
1. Read the Passage: 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.” If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience— I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
Call to Worship:
Our Father in heaven
Hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom and
The power and the glory forever.
–The Lord’s Prayer
Song of Adoration: Christ Be Magnified
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:19-22
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.
Sermon: How To Live The Christian Life
- 1: The principle for Christian living (1 Cor. 10:23-24).
- 2: The principle in action (1 Cor. 10:25-30).
- 3: The end goal of the principle in action (1 Cor. 10:31-11:1).
- Do you struggle more to live in the freedom of Christ or to use that freedom to love others?
- In light of 1 Cor. 11:1, ask yourself, if someone imitated you what would they look like? Where is this encouraging? Where is this convicting?
Communion: 1 Corinthians 11:23-36
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Song of Confession: King of Kings
Song of Assurance: Christ Be Magnified
Benediction: 1 Corinthians 10:31-33
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to [the religious] or to [the irreligious] or to the church of God, just as [we] try to please everyone in everything [we] do, not seeking [our] own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.