Lesson No. 526
1 Corinthians Chapter 6
"Why Are We to Be Different from the World?"

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Believers should not sue each other

1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Use your body to give God glory 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Lesson No.  526           "Why Are We to Be Different from the World?"

1st Corinthians 6                                        08/09/2020

1)  What does verse 1 mean?  What is the 'law', who are the unjust, and who are the just?  Where do we look for morality or judgment thereof?

2) What does Paul mean by saying we are to judge the world and angels in verses 2 and 3?  I thought we were not suppose to judge non-believers?

3) Verses 4 and 5 make it clear that if we can't work out differences between believers, who should then judge us within the church?

4) What does Paul offer as an alternative to going to a wise man in the church for judgment?  Is this close to what Jesus said?  (Verses 6-9)

5) What does verse 10 sound like to you? (Matthew 5: 10 perhaps)

6) What does Paul say happened to believers in the church (verse 11)?  Washed, justified, sanctified…SAVED!

7) Verse 12 describes the life of the maturing Christian- what does he mean by lawful but not expedient or useful?  Paul does not want to be controlled or 'under the power of things'- no earthly chains! 

8) Paul gets specific about diet and sexual use of the body in verses 13-15; are not gluttony and lust/fornication sin?  Fornication outside marriage joins Christians in a covenant while at the same time bringing sin into our ‘one Spirit’ relationship with God.

9) Verses 18 and 19 really hits the topic of fornication pretty hard.  Is this the worst thing we can do with our bodies, or temples?

10) What's the bottom line?  What drives our Christian conduct?  (verse 20)  We must glorify God both with our bodies and in the Spirit.

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