Biblical and Practical Thoughts on Parenting, Part 17: God’s Guidelines for the Gray Areas of Life

As we continue through this series, today I want to share another simple outline. It looks at Paul’s Corinthian principles for dealing with the so-called “gray areas” of life.

 

The Corinthian Challenge.            1 Cor. 6:12-11:1; 13:1-13

 

 1) Will this action be helpful to me?          1 Cor. 6:12; 10:23

 

2) Will this action potentially enslave me?            1 Cor. 6:12

 

3) Will this action encourage my brother or sister in Christ? 1 Cor. 8:13; 10:24, 32

 

4) Will this action help or hinder my gospel witness?        1 Cor. 9:12, 19-23; 10:32-33

 

5) Is this action consistent with my new life in Christ?  1 Cor. 6:9-11, 19

 

6) Will this action violate my conscience? 1 Cor. 10:25-29

 

7) Will this action follow the pattern of the life of Jesus?            1 Cor. 11:1

 

8) Will this action show love to others?   1 Cor. 13:1-13

 

9) Will this action honor my body which belongs to God?  1 Cor. 6:19-20

 

10) Will this action glorify God?     1 Cor. 10:31

 

 

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  1. Mauricio   •  

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