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1 1 Corinthians 3: The value of the Local church v.16

2 “The dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you say it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship…It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities…that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”

3 1 Corinthians 3: The value of the Local church v.16

4 “One of the desperate needs of the church is to recapture this vision of what it is by grace, and therefore also what God intends it to be. In most Protestant circles one tends to take the local parish altogether too lightly. Seldom does one sense that it is, or can be, experienced as a community that is so powerfully indwelled by the Sprit that it functions as a genuine alternative to the pagan world in which it is found. It is perhaps not too strong to suggest that the recapturing of this vision of its being, both in terms of its being powerfully indwelt by the Spirit and of its thereby serving as a genuine alternative (“holy in the most holistic sense) to the world, is its single greatest need. NICNT Fee, pg

5 1 Corinthians 3: The value of the Local church v.16 2.Warning to those who destroy the local church v.17

6 “Paul never says that any of the Corinthians have crossed over this line, but he clearly warns against the activity in which some are engaging as having the potential to lead to this extreme. Once again, this does not necessarily imply that true Christians can lose their salvation. It remains possible that Paul would agree with John that those who split the church demonstrate by their behavior that they were never truly born again, no matter what previous profession they may have made (1 John 2:19). What is important is that Paul does not take for granted that every church member is a true disciple of Jesus, particularly when someone’s behavior remains fundamentally contrary to the spirit of unity that the gospel promotes.” NIV Application Comm. Blomberg pg. 81

7 1 Corinthians 3: The value of the Local church v.16 2.Warning to those who destroy the local church v.17 3.Restoring unity in the local church v A.Proper view of self…v B.Proper view of teachers…v.21-22a C.Proper view of things…v.22b

8 The World Matthew 5:5(KJV) 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

9 Life John 17:3(KJV) 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

10 Life John 10:10(KJV) 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 Life John 14:6(KJV) 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

12 Death 1 Corinthians 15:55-57(KJV) 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

13 Death Philippians 1:21(KJV) 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

14 Present Hebrews 13:6(KJV) 6 …The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

15 Present Philippians 4:6-7(KJV) 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

16 Present Philippians 1:6(KJV) 6 …Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

17 Present Matthew 28:20(KJV) 20 …I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

18 Present 1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV) 13 …God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

19 Present 2 Corinthians 12:9(KJV) 9 …my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

20 Present John 14:27(KJV) 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

21 Future John 14:3(KJV) 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

22 Future 1 Thessalonians 4:17(KJV) 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

23 Future 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10(KJV) 7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

24 1 Corinthians 3: The value of the Local church v.16 2.Warning to those who destroy the local church v.17 3.Restoring unity in the local church v A.Proper view of self…v B.Proper view of teachers…v.21-22a C.Proper view of things…v.22b D.Proper view of our possessor…v.23


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