Broken Body #15
Learning from History
1 Corinthians 10:1-22
A History of Idolatry – 1 Corinthians 10:1-5
“One of Paul’s main aims in this letter is to get the Corinthians to realize where they are on God’s timetable. They are like actors who have blundered onto the stage in the middle of a performance and don’t even know which act they’re in. They need to discover what has happened so far, how the plot is working out and how the people who played these characters in previous acts managed to get things wrong.” – N.T. Wright
The Experience of Idolatry – 1 Corinthians 10:11-13
“Idolatry happens beneath the level of action; it happens on the level of appetite and desire.” – Stephen Um
The Cure for Idolatry – 1 Corinthians 10:14, Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Questions to Ask Ourselves:
- What is our desire pointing at?
- What is our affection pulling us toward?
- What is our end goal?