Super-wife and I ate lunch today on the back deck and talked about tonight's sermon at Ada Bible Church. The text is from 1 Corinthians 8 and it's part of a series entitled "If Only You Were Normal Like Me." Last week we got background on ancient Corinth and what it was like to live there. There was a whole lot of "who, what, when, where, how, why and so what."
The text for tonight centers around the diversity of ideas on what Christians see as normal. It used to be eating meat on Friday. Now, it can be people raising their hands during a worship service or about drinking or not drinking a beer.
My background is in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod where many believe that it's wrong to worship God without using a present liturgy. How about it? What's normal? Your normal?
We are both going to be taking notes. We agreed to list principles and applications and compare what we heard.