Church #nofilter 7.2

Pray and read

Thank God for his word and his wisdom revealed in it. Ask God to work powerfully by his Spirit that you might grow in your love and knowledge of Jesus. Read 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.

Explore

Why might the Corinthians have been boasting about a man sleeping with his mother in law? What might that have looked like? Why is it a problem for their church?

How does the illustration about yeast work? What does the yeast represent? What does it do?

What truth does Paul remind the Corinthians of in order to encourage them to pursue godliness in their community?

Apply

How might the truth of who we are in Christ help us to pursue godliness in our church gathering? How could you encourage someone with that truth this week? How could you encourage yourself with that truth this week?

Pray

Thank God that in Christ we are a new creation now.

Ask God to help us be who we are by his Spirit, both as a church, and as individuals.

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