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The lesson on March 8, 2015 was part 20 of the “First Corinthians” study.  The lesson reviewed the high points in Chapter 7 and picked up the issue that Paul was responding to the Corinthian church where believers were using their liberty when other believers would find offense. Chapter eight opens up with the scripture that “Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifies”. The analogy of a train coming down the train track towards a car residing on the tracks ahead was used comparing the use of knowledge towards other believers when the use of that knowledge would adversely affect other believers in the Acts period.  The Acts period had a carnal church in Corinthians that consisted of Jews and Gentiles.   The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 8:1-6 KJV

“1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 2 And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him. 4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) 6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”




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From the Study: First Corinthians