Identity: Week 19
Choices! For several weeks we've been talking about our choices and the impact those choices can have on people around us. We highlighted the great personal liberty we have in Christ. We talked about how a maturing understanding of the gospel impacts the way we exercise that liberty. Last week, Jim helped us think about the power of mission in defining the choices we make, yet another reminder that God invites us to value the spiritual needs of others above our legitimate personal liberties. It is an invitation to a life defined and guided by love.
Today we talk about liberties or privileges that we should never give up and how to make choices that protect those God granted privileges. 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 provides 3 guiding principles that, should we choose to live by them, will help learn to trust the grace and the promise of Jesus and identify us more fully as "people who are called by his name."