1 Corinthians 5:6-13 NASB
6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.
- Ignoring Sin (v. 6-8)
- Misunderstanding the Mission (v. 9-13)
- (v. 6-8) What does Paul say that sin does within a body? Do you think that your sin impacts your family? Your church? Your small group?
- (v. 9-10) What was the Corinthians major misunderstanding? How does the body of Christ continue this pattern of isolating from the world and withdrawing from the sinner while accepting our own sin?
- (v. 11-13) Have you ever seen this done in a church? Was it done well? Why do you believe churches ignore this?