Saturday, March 13, 2010

Christ As God's Wisdom For Dealing With Immorality And Lawsuits: 1 Corinthians 6

Theme: Christ is God's wisdom...

1. For correcting moral problems (1-6)
      B. Immorality (5:1-13; 6:9-20)
      C. Lawsuits (6:1-8)
Chapter 6 warns Christians to let the church settle their disputes (1-8), and flee immorality (9-20).

Since Christians are competent to judge disputes (2-5), and suing another christian in secular court injures the testimony of Christ (6-8), believers should let the church decide their case.

Because those who continue to practice immorality will not enter heaven (9-10), because believers were "washed", "sanctified", and "justified" in Christ (11), because immorality is not profitable (12), because God will raise our bodies and has joined them to Christ (13-17), because immorality is a sin against one's own body (18), because believer's bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit (19), and because believers have been "bought with a price" (20), they should glorify God in their body, by fleeing immorality.

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The Gospel

Have you heard Christ died for our sins, and God raised Him from the dead? Did you know God saves you from hell and gives you eternal life through faith in this finished work alone, not your merits (Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Thess. 1:8-9)? This is so man cannot boast, and God alone gets the glory (Eph. 2:8-9).


The grand purpose of creation is to bring glory and pleasure to God in Christ (Eph. 1:1-10; Rev. 4:11). The gospel of Christ's death and resurrection for our sins, achieves this goal by magnifying God's grace and mercy towards undeserving sinners. The purpose of faithguard, is to glorify God, by defending and confirming the gospel of Jesus Christ.