Here's the sermon in 10 Tweets in our The Letter to the Corinthians series.
1/ In the ancient world, it was almost impossible to avoid eating meat that had not been first offered to idols.
2/ There was a difference of opinion in Corinth on whether okay to eat meat offered to idols. Paul say, “Depends.”
3/ Principles: Love trumps knowledge. Love trumps our rights.
4/ Principle: Love builds up another’s faith; knowledge, without love, tears down another’s faith.
5/ Boundaries: Never participate in a ritual meal of sacrifice to an idol, but they can eat meat offered to idols.
6/ Boundary: Don’t eat meat sacrificed to an idol around people whose faith is weak. Might lead them into idolatry.
7/ There are real boundaries for Christians, and we are called to live holy lives.
8/ We are not bound to live by extra-biblical rules made up by people who hold a rule-based Christianity.
9/ Christian legalists are not "weak"--i.e., in danger of being led into idolatry or apostasy by our actions.
10/ There is a greater danger than offending Christian “Pharisees”—becoming ineffective in our mission by joining their behavior.