Monday, March 4, 2013

Day 63, March 4 - 1 Corinthians 5

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Verse 7 - Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

The Corinth church had some that were living in sexual immorality. Paul commands them to deal with it and reminds us that old leaven or the old ways before Jesus need to be done away with because it corrupts the good.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 5
    How to Treat Christians Who Live Like Non–Christians
    4-5 When you have gathered together, I am with you in spirit. Then, in the name of our Lord Jesus, and with his power, hand such a person over to Satan to destroy his corrupt nature so that his spiritual nature may be saved on the day of the Lord.

    9-13 In my letter to you I told you not to associate with people who continue to commit sexual sins. I didn’t tell you that you could not have any contact with unbelievers who commit sexual sins, are greedy, are dishonest, or worship false gods. If that were the case, you would have to leave this world. Now, what I meant was that you should not associate with people who call themselves brothers or sisters in the Christian faith but live in sexual sin, are greedy, worship false gods, use abusive language, get drunk, or are dishonest. Don’t eat with such people. After all, do I have any business judging those who are outside the Christian faith? Isn’t it your business to judge those who are inside? God will judge those who are outside. Remove that wicked man from among you.

    1 Samuel 2
    25a If someone sins against a man, God will mediate for him, but if someone sins against the Lord, who can intercede for him?

    Matthew 18
    Dealing with Believers When They Do Wrong
    15-18 “If a believer does something wrong, go, confront him when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back that believer. But if he does not listen, take one or two others with you so that every accusation may be verified by two or three witnesses. If he ignores these witnesses, tell it to the community of believers. If he also ignores the community, deal with him as you would a heathen or a tax collector. I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you imprison, God will imprison. And whatever you set free, God will set free.