IT’S NOT ABOUT ME
1 Corinthians 10 | Chiyomi Chow | December 26-27, 2022
“13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5 NLT
‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.
I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’
Isaiah 14:13-14 NLT
1. WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS
2. WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE NEEDS OF OTHERS
23 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. 24 Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. 1 Cor. 10:23-24 NLT
31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God. 33 I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved. 1 And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. 1 Cor. 10:31-32 NLT
3. WE NEED TO CARE MORE ABOUT GOD’S OPINION, THAN PEOPLE’S
42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue. 43 For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.
John 12:42-43 NLT
“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1 NLT
“People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.” Proverbs 16:2 NLT
LIFE group questions:
Share a time when you realized you were thinking of yourself more than others.
What are the dangers of being self-centered?
How does having the right perspective make a huge difference?
Read 1 Corinthians 10:23-33. How can you apply Paul’s suggestions in this passage to your life?
Give an example of how you have valued people’s opinions over God’s?
Do one thing that focuses on the needs of others over yourself.
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Enjoy the rest of your day and we wish you a blessed week!