The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
Paul Sets a Good Example
1 Corinthians 8: 1 - 13
Paul reminds us of Jesus' descriptions of the Pharisees when Paul says that loving the people of God is more important than knowing God's law.
And he goes on to say that loving people means setting a good example for them, rather than setting an example that could lead them on a bad path.
In our modern world, we don't encounter food that is dedicated to idols, nor do we encounter other pagan practices. But we can still encounter experiences in the consumerist world that are bad for us or for other people.
1. What does knowledge do for us?
[Knowledge makes us proud of ourselves.]
2. What does love do for us?
[Love makes us helpful to others.]
3. What does God have no doubts about?
[God always knows who loves him.]
4. How do we sin against Christ?
[We sin when we hurt a follower with a weak conscience (by setting a poor example for him or her).]
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