Category Archives: Sin

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 10:14–22 Two kinds of partnership

1 Corinthians 10:14–22 14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 10:7–13 Paul’s cautionary examples of craving

1 Corinthians 10:7–13 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:18–20 An exceptionally dangerous sin

1 Corinthians 6:18–20 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:15–17 Only one union: Christ

1 Corinthians 6:15–17 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:12–14 The shape of freedom in Christ

1 Corinthians 6:12–14 “I have the right to do anything,” you say — but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” — but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:9–11 Firmly accept your new identity in Christ

1 Corinthians 6:9–11 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:5b–8 Confusing the church with the world

1 Corinthians 6:5b–8 5b Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6 But instead, one brother takes another to court — and this in front of unbelievers! 7 The very … Continue reading

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