Under Gods Command

PAUL ADDRESSES CHURCH PROBLEMS (1:1-6:20)

1 Corinthians 03:16-17 (16) Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? (17) If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.  

Paul wanted the Corinthians to understand that they were a unified assembly (“you yourselves are God’s temple” and “God’s Spirit live in you”). They were not to see themselves as a collection of competing interests or independent individuals. Paul was emphasizing the intent of Jesus prayer in John 17:21-23 that believers be unified in God.

Lets Bring it Home: What actions could you take this week to strengthen your ties to fellow Christians in the Church of Jesus Christ?

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