Take Heed Lest You Fall

I preached a message on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 in Southern Seminary’s chapel yesterday. Video above, and audio below.

Take Heed Lest You Fall

In my conclusion, I referred to an old sermon titled “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection,” and I mispoke by attributing the sermon to Thomas Cranmer. I meant to say that the sermon comes from Thomas Chalmers. If you are interested in reading it, you can do so here. Chalmers’ sermon is a meditation on 1 John 2:15. His basic point is this:

The best way of casting out an impure affection is to admit a pure one; and by the love of what is good to expel the love of what is evil.

I couldn’t agree more. May God give is the grace to replace the love of our idols with the love of Christ.

10 Responses to Take Heed Lest You Fall

  1. Charlie February 24, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Great Sermon Dr. Burk! I was greatly encouraged and challenged by your message. And I have heard from others that your message was an aid to them as well.

  2. Barry February 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    Great word, bro.


  3. Randall February 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    I have yet to listen to the sermon, but this picture is sweet!

  4. Erik February 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm #


    Either you’ve got some seriously large paws or your Bible is seriously small. 😉

    Just curious, specifically, what Bible do you preach from? Cambridge?, Oxford?, Crossway?, Allan’s? etc…

  5. Denny Burk February 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    Erik, I preach from the NASB 1977.

  6. Erik February 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Thanks Denny! Can’t get much more accurate to your beloved Greek than the ’77 NASB. 😉

  7. Denny Burk February 26, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    Erik, There’s no school like the old school.

  8. Mason Beecroft February 26, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    I am curious how you deal with the real presence language of 10:16, especially in relation to the spiritual food and drink discussion. 🙂
    Your friendly Lutheran,

  9. Denny Burk February 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm #


    Yeah, I don’t think KOINONIA denotes “sharing” in the real presence. I don’t think that was in Paul’s mind at all. Otherwise, you would have to say that Christians partake of the “real presence” of demons (10:20).


  10. Mason Beecroft February 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Well, I doubt our Cartesian dualism was in Paul’s mind at all… and I would say that we can share in the real presence of demons. Or to say it a different way, the Kingdom of Christ and the realm of Satan are not distant, far off entities. They are among us. But I know we will disagree. I am a Lutheran and you are a Baptist. Our confessions have disagree on this issue since the Radical Reformers declared the “finite is not capable of the infinite” and vice versa. Yet we still share the preached Word of the Gospel. Thanks be to God. I appreciate your blog and friendship.

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