I Corinthians 8:1-13 Free Servants are Christ’s Servants

Christian liberty is often a controversial topic. People tend to go to extremes of lawlessness or legalism. So when Pastor John Leonard addresses this topic from 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, which deals with the issue of eating meat offered to idols, everyone was listening carefully. We tend to focus on this or that action, a tendency that tends to trivialize the deeper issue. Leonard wisely point out that the underlying source of conflicts over Christian liberty is pride. We are not to be those who demand our own rights. Rather we are to be loving servants for the good of others. The gospel is a way of life, not just a starting point. Ours is not a knowledge game, which ends in pride; but a grace game, which ends in love. If grace is our power, then pride is not allowed. Leonard ends this important sermon by suggesting five guidelines for Christian liberty.