Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20


We are continuing our series in 1 Corinthians called Living in Light of Eternity. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth about some very serious problems they were dealing with like sexual morality, marriage, using our spiritual gifts, and the need for everything to be done in love. And then he gave them encouraging theology about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and our future resurrection as believers. That’s where the series title “Living in Light of Eternity” comes from. With our view of eternity, knowing that our souls will go on forever and ever, knowing that God will judge our behavior, and knowing that His Son Jesus died so that we can spend eternity with God, how should we think, live, and act today?

The city of Corinth was a key seaport city in the Roman Empire’s trade route. Like many other wealthy crossroads cities, it had a reputation for immorality, religious diversity and corruption. A lot like our culture today. As we read this letter to another group of Christians in another church from another century, let’s watch for principles or teachings that apply to our church community here in Dunkirk.

As we finish 1 Corinthians chapter 6 Paul will addresses another issue facing members of the church – sexual immorality.

You are Free

verse 12
Free but not everything is good for me.
Free but nothing should control me.
Social freedom is not real freedom.
Genesis 2:24 God’s design

You Matter

Verses 13-18
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
2 Timothy 2:22
Ephesians 5:22-33

You were Bought with a Price

Verses 19-20
God dwelled in the Tabernacle or Temple.
You are God’s Temple.
You were bought with the price of Jesus’ own life and blood.
Hosea was “redeemed” or bought back.

Take Homes

Are you struggling in the area of sexual sin? What have you done about it?
Romans 12:1-2 A “living sacrifice”

What is your heart soaking in?
Have you accepted God’s offer of salvation?