FORNICATION, LAWSUITS, AND MARRIAGE
1 Corinthians 4:18-7:40
- What kind of sin had Paul heard was among the Corinthians?
- What did Paul want the Corinthians to do with the sinner?
- Is leaven in this passage a symbol for good or evil? Why is
leaven chosen as a symbol?
- How does Paul use Christ's death in his argument?
- What evidence is there that this is not Paul's first letter to
- Are Christians to make a distinction between the way they
treat Christian and non-Christian sinners? If so, what is
- Do Christians have a responsibility to judge other Christians?
If so, in what situations?
- When Christians disagree with one another, who are they to
take their case before to ask for help in resolving it?
- What arguments does Paul use to show that Christians are
competent to judge matters of this world?
- Why does Paul say that for Christians to have lawsuits with
one another means they are already defeated? (thought
- What kinds of people will not inherit the kingdom of God?
- What had happened to the Corinthians to change them from
being these kinds of people? In what had it happened?
- Is the relationship between sex and the body the same as
between food and the body?
- What two reasons for not committing fornication does Paul
give in 6:18-19?
- What are Christians supposed to do with their bodies?
- What is one reason that Paul gives for getting married?
- What are the messages that Paul gives to the unmarried and to
- Should a Christian leave a spouse who remains an unbeliever?
Is a Christian a slave to such a spouse?
- Should a Christian sell himself into slavery? Why or why
- What is the relationship of the teaching that Paul gives
about circumcision and slavery to the subject of marriage?
That is, why are these sections in chapter 7?
- Is it a sin to get married? Why does Paul advise against it?
- What does Paul say that the unmarried person should be
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