‘Meet the food issues at the church in Corinth’ (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)

It’s pretty fair to say that everybody likes food. Not all the same kinds of food of course, but it’s rare to find someone who isn’t interested in what they eat. At Corinth, as we are told in 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, the believers were having some issues with food, especially food that had been offered to pagan idols as part of their pagan worship. Now that they were Christians, the question they wanted to ask Paul was ‘should we or shouldn’t we eat food that has been offered to idols?’ Paul’s answer was a solid ‘yes’, but also a cautious ‘no’. How can he say both and be right both times? Because Christian liberty means we can eat anything, but Christian love means that we ought not to!

Full service

00:00 Welcome
Song: He Will Hold Me Fast
00:16 Introduction
00:43 Prayer
06:46 Children’s talk (with thanks to Kidswise)
Song: 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 (Let Him Who Boasts)
10:03 Ministry Focus – Rochester Presbyterian
14:37 Bible reading: Romans 14:1-12
Song: Nothing Can I Boast In
16:49 Bible reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
18:44 Sermon: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Song: May the Mind of Christ
42:15 Closing