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Digging in Deeper: 1 Corinthians 8:9

“But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

When it came to the issue of eating or not eating meat that had been offered as a sacrifice to an idol, Paul’s position was that because idols were nothing, eating the meat was not in any way morally problematic in and of itself.  700 more words

Digging In Deeper

A Little Taste of the Law

The Old Testament Law series (post #4)

This post will finish up our short series on the Old Testament law. I make no claims that the series has been particularly thorough, but I trust that I’ve at least provided some help in understanding what is surely a complex subject. 907 more words


Jesus & the Law

The Old Testament Law series (post #2)

The Old Testament law was not a failed experiment. It did exactly what it was supposed to do. Don’t think that God the Father sent God the Son (Jesus) down to earth as a quick fix because the Jews had bombed so miserably at keeping the law. 1,078 more words

Doing Good

Enjoy life

When the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because you CRAVE meat, you may eat meat whenever you desire.  469 more words

Jesus Christ

A Good Description of Legalism

Experience shows that pitfalls surround those who make moral struggle central in their thinking about the Holy Spirit.  Their tendency is to grow legalistic, making tight rules for themselves  296 more words

Christian Worldview

In Christ, We Have True Freedom

Too many poems, hymns, and novels were written under the melody of liberty. Truly, the sound of freedom is music to the ears. Tears will be brought into the eyes and smiles will be painted in the lips of those who will hear the words of emancipation. 774 more words


Moderation, Contentment, and Christian Liberty (Calvin)

John Calvin’s section on Christian liberty in his Institutes is one of my favorite parts of this outstanding book.  It’s biblical, Christ centered, founded on grace, pastoral, and very level-headed.  234 more words