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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