Acts + Letters Lesson 22 Day 4

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1 Corinthians 6:9-20

9. Paul rebukes the immoral man and those cheating each other.

He asks, “Do you realize how serious your sin is?” because they justified their sin as “not that bad.”

Paul lists the sinful behaviors common to the unrighteous. He points out they once were among the unrighteous—

“But you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.” (v. 11)

10. The body is not for sexual immorality.

The Corinthians lived in a culture that accepted immorality.

Specifically, from the reference to the harlot in 1 Corinthians 6:15, the point seems to be that the Corinthian Christians thought they had the liberty to use the services of prostitutes. This was culturally accepted in the city of Corinth, and it was accepted in the religious community among the religious pagans, who saw nothing wrong in a “religious” person using prostitutes. (EnduringWord.com)

Flee sexual immorality

God’s plan—”The two will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

Sexual immorality is a sin against one’s own body.  Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in us. (v. 18-19)

The Holy of Holies now lives inside every believer, so that means the Father recreated us as Son’s of God to carry His presence wherever we go.

You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God!. (v. 20 TPT)

11. Sexual purity challenges

Sexually explicit media is everywhere and continues to push and erode our boundaries. I’m especially concerned about how to protect our children from it, but we all must carefully guard our eyes. I’m guilty of not turning off the television or leaving the room fast enough sometimes.

It has been reported that pornography addiction is common even among believers. Some denominations allow the openly homosexual to pastor and some cover up paedophilia.

I can name four local churches who forced their pastors to resign when they discovered their adulterous relationships and inappropriate conduct. Two of them were churches I belonged to.

Jesus teaches that we must be violent about dealing with temptations when necessary. “If our eyes—what we look at—are causing us to lust, we must get rid of it. If our hands—what we do—are causing us to sin, we must cut it out of our life.” (Bible.org)

 


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