Do You Not Know?, Part 3
Topic: Sexuality Scripture: Genesis 6:9–6:20
Do You Not Know?
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20
In a culture where one could matter-of-factly say, ‘Mistresses we keep for the sake of pleasure, concubines for the daily care of the body, but wives to bear us legitimate children,’ the Judeo-Christian moral restrictions on human sexuality were not easily absorbed by pagan converts. Paul therefore had to address this question regularly in the Gentile churches (cf. 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Col. 3:5-7; Eph. 5:3-13)” (Galatians, pp. 196-197).
I. Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? vv. 9-11
A. What is the kingdom of God?
B. How does the kingdom of God relate to the gospel?
C. What does the kingdom of God have to do with our daily life of sexual purity?
D. Who are the people excluded from the kingdom God?
1. Judgment is certain.
2. We must guard against the tendency to be deceived.
3. Righteousness and unrighteousness will not coexist in the consummation of God’s kingdom.
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