Church life that is hard to find

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Word had reached Paul about a serious problem in the Church in Corinth. His response reveals amazing truths about what it really means to be the Church that Christ is building.

I Corinthians 5

‘It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?” (I Corinthians 5:1-2).

  • Here is a Church guilty of tolerating a kind of sin that even the world rejects.
  • A man is sleeping with his stepmother (his father’s wife). Perhaps the Church said, “What he does behind closed doors is his business, not ours.”
  • But there was more to the problem because the Church was guilty of some kind of corporate pride in relation to this situation.
  • They went beyond tolerance to celebration.

What should we learn from this in relation to God’s will for the Church today?

Listen to this important audio message here.

Steve Cornell

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