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Lesson 1 explores the difference in personal convictions and community standards. As Christians, we must deal with both... so what is the correct order, the proper priority, the right timing in applying or submitting one to the other?
As we continue our study in the epistle of 1st Timothy Paul has thus far in his address to his young apprentice with regards to getting church right provided instruction about elders, deacons, pastors, and widows ... now he addresses the largest segment within the body of Christ ... the Christian worker.
The Bible contains many difficult teachings that are contrary to our fleshly nature. Trust God, embrace his super-natural ethic and live for him!
Paul moves to exhortation, telling the Thessalonians how to live, now that they belong to Christ. He touches sensitive topics like sexuality, brotherly love and work.
In 1 Corinthians 6:9-20, Paul asks a series of four questions in order to confront and correct the sexual immorality of the Corinthians. The problem with the Corinthian believers was that they didn’t really know the gospel and its implications for their lives, particularly in the matter of sexual immorality. So, Paul's four questions were intended to direct the Corinthians back to the gospel (and it implications), which alone has the power motivate them to flee sexual immorality (v. 18a) and to glorify God in their bodies (v. 20b). Paul's questions are based on the gospel-philosophy, “become what you are.”