Memorable Scripture: Freedom in Christ

1 Corinthians 8:9
But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.

Christians are free from sin.
Christians are not free to sin.
A Christian should not let that freedom from sin become a judgment of sin in others.
I’ve always said you cannot win someone to Christ if you condemn them first.
I recall a minister telling the story of inviting a woman to church.
The woman said she felt uncomfortable going to church because she was living with a man.
The minister replied, “Oh, that doesn’t matter. You just come on to church.”
She did.
She heard the Gospel and accepted Jesus as her savior.
Then she spoke to the minister about her living situation saying she couldn’t continue to live with him because it was sin.
The minister replied, “It matters now, doesn’t it?”
Sin doesn’t matter to the sinner but sin does matter to those saved from sin.
Instead of condemning the woman for living in sin, she encouraged her to come to church and she allowed God to do the rest.
Don’t let your freedom in Christ put others off from Christ.

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