Do You Not Know?, Part 8
Topic: Sexuality Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20
Do You Not Know?
Text: 1 Cor. 6:9-20
I. Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? vv. 9-11
II. Do you not know that your bodies belong to Christ because they are destined for resurrection? vv. 12-14
III. Do you not know that your bodies belong to Christ because they are in union with Him? vv. 15-17
IV. Do you not know that your bodies belong to God because they are His rightful possession? vv. 18-20a
A. Habitation: Temple of the Holy Spirit, v. 19a
B. Redemption: Purchased possession of Christ, vv. 19b-20a
For what purpose did Christ die on the cross?
1. The Slave Market and the Corinthian (Gentile) Context
“Possession marks the covenant relation. God redeems His people so that He may possess them,” (Ed Clowney, Preaching Christ in all of Scripture, p. 37).
2. The Slave Market and the Pauline (Jewish) Context
“If you had asked a devout Israelite in the Old Testament period “Are you redeemed?” the answer would have been a most definite yes. And if you had asked “How do you know?” you would be taken aside to sit down somewhere while your friend recounted a long and exciting story—the story of the Exodus. For indeed it is the Exodus that provided the primary model of God’s idea of redemption, not just in the Old Testament but even in the New, where it is used as one of the keys to understanding the meaning of the cross of Christ,” (Christopher Wright, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative, p. 265).
“So, glorify God in your body.”
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