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1 Corinthians 7:8

1 Corinthians 7:8

The first few chapters of 1 Corinthians deals with disorder in the Church, which caused chaos among the congregation. Paul had to chastise them for division within the body of Christ; immorality among believers and the filing of foolish lawsuits against one another. He also upbraided them for moral neglect and sexual sin, all of which presented a poor Christian testimony to the outside world and dishonoured the Lord Who bought them.

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1 Corinthians 7:11

1 Corinthians 7:11

Having spent a good few chapters addressing disorders, dissensions and immorality within the Corinthian church community, together with lawsuits among believers and moral impropriety amongst Christians, Paul continues his epistle by outlining the godly and doctrinal elements that should be the distinguishing marks of a fellowship of believers.. who are living in spirit and in truth.

In this middle section of the epistle we read more...

1 Corinthians 7:17

1 Corinthians 7:17

Some important issues about marriage and its wider implication are considered in this chapter, and Paul answers many questions that are often raised in connection with marriage.. and he gives some important guidelines to believers.

In a detailed discourse on Christians relationships, Paul addresses the issues of marriage to unsaved partners, parents of young women of marriageable age, the responsibilities within marriage and the question of single read more...

1 Corinthians 7:19

1 Corinthians 7:19

One of the most important issues that Paul wanted to instil in the Church is that there are no racial ties in Christianity. When we are born from above our ethnic roots become insignificant and we become part of a brand-new creation. In this verse he pointed out that circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing. Being a Jew is nothing and being a Gentile is nothing – for both saved Jews and saved read more...

1 Corinthians 7:22

1 Corinthians 7:22

No matter what our birth, heritage, vocational standing, financial situation or political leanings, the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ is the thing that sets men free. The man or woman who is called of the Lord to be holy, by faith.. is set free from all the restriction, constraints and controls that influence every part of our commonplace lives.

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul was writing to a culture, where read more...

1 Corinthians 7:23

1 Corinthians 7:23

All too often we tend to think that the answer to our problem is a change in circumstances. We think that a better job; more money; a different partner; new friends; moving to a better location; changing churches - or transforming some other external factor in our favour, would bring about a vast improvement in our situation. But this is the view of the world.. and Paul is refuting this popular notion that a change in circumstances will solve all our problems - for read more...