Sunday Service - October 17, 2021

Oct 17, 2021    Jeremy Sparks

In 1 Corinthians Chapter 6, Paul discusses a variety of issues in the church. He addresses the issue of lawsuits between church members as well as encouraging people to take care of their body as each one is God’s temple.

Lawsuits among Believers
Paul advised the people in the church at Corinth to avoid suing one another or taking one another to court over small things. He told the Corinthians that if they have problems with one another, they should consider taking the issue to the people in their church who they can trust.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 that settling your issues with believers was better than taking it to a group of non-believers in the Roman courts. The best thing was for Christians to not sue one another at all, but Paul said that he knew it was going to happen from time to time.

Paul Talks about Entering God’s Kingdom
Paul explained in 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 that bad people would not inherit God’s kingdom. He listed fornicators, adulterers, male prostitutes, thieves, idolaters, drunks, abusers and greedy people as some of the types of people that would not make it into God’s kingdom.

According to Paul, there were some people in the Christian church who were guilty of these kinds of sins and they were definitely going to be left out of God’s inheritance. However, many of them got baptized in Christ and their sins were washed away.

Staying Away from Sin
Since many believers in Corinth had their sins washed away, it appeared that they believed that they could do anything they wanted to do. However, Paul said this was not how it should be. Just because they were cleansed, they should not go around having sexual relations with many different people and eating anything they wanted. They had to treat their bodies properly. After all, their bodies belonged to God. They were His temples.

Besides, Paul explained, it was not like they would have their bodies left behind eventually. He reminded them that God would raise them up in the end. Paul reiterated that our bodies are not our own and, as a result, we cannot just sleep around with anyone and think God would be pleased.