Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Don’t You Know? (Radio / Podcast)

1 Corinthians 6:1-20

Paul had spent 18 months teaching them personally, and there were various correspondences between him and the Corinthian church, and others had come and taught them as well. Yet they still acted as if they were ignorant of how to live out the implications of the gospel. In this chapter, Paul takes them to task by asking reproving questions which pointed out their failure to obey God’s will. He boldly confronts them with “Do You Not Know?” six times.

Vs.2 – Saints will rule the world in wisdom (Daniel 7:22 / Matthew 19:28 / Revelation 2:26-27, 3:21, 20:4) – if you can handle the big, you can handle the small. They don’t recognize who they are as a body of believers.

Vs.3 – Saints will have authority in the heavenly realm (Ephesians 2:6) – judging (bad) (2 Peter 2:4 / Jude 6) and ruling over (good) angels – if you can handle the heavenly, you can handle the earthly. They don’t respect the authority of the local church.

Vs.9 – Saints are not supposed to act like sinners – if they are not going to heaven, you have no right to act like hell. They don’t act like born again saints.

Vs.15 – Saints should not be bonded with sin – if you are one with Jesus, you should not be taking up with Judas. They don’t understand the weight of sin.

Vs.16 – if you are bonded you have been bound – if you are joined with Jesus, you should not be joined to Jezebel. They don’t value the gift they have been given.

Vs.19 – the Holy Spirit is bonded with you – if God paid the price for admission, don’t give His seat away to someone else. They don’t accept the responsibility they have.

We need to be less concerned about our comfort and more concerned about our convictions.

We need to be less concerned about our rights and more concerned about our testimony.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

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