Settling Disputes (1 Corinthians 6:1-11)

SETTLING DISPUTES

1 Corinthians 6:1-11

I. BROTHERS AT ODDS (vs. 1)

a. Why does Paul start this passage with “dare any of you?” ____________________________________

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            b. Where were these men attempting to find answers and justice? _______________________________

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            c. Who did Paul indicate they should have gone to for answers / justice? __________________________

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II. SECULAR JUDGES VS. THE SAINTS (vs. 2-8)

a. What is one future job of the saints? _____________________________________________________

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b. Is Paul stating that Christians should or should not act as arbitrators between other Christians? ______________________________________________________________________________________

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c. How much confidence does Paul put in secular judges? _______________________________________

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d. What part of this situation appears to cause Paul the most grief? _______________________________

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III. YOU ARE DIFFERENT (vs. 8-11)

            a. Paul draws a comparison in these verses between unbelievers and believers. What is he trying to get

            them to see? __________________________________________________________________________

b. Are problems between Christians material problems or are they spiritual problems? ________________

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            c. If the problems are spiritual problems, who is best able to help mediate…a secular judge or a Christian

            brother? ______________________________________________________________________________

IV. Application: Conflict will sometimes occur even between Christians. When conflict arises how it is dealt with,

attitudes, and the condition of every person’s heart that is involved will witness to the world either that we are

children of God or that we are living a lie. What does God desire that witness to be? ________________________

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