June 16, 2024

Know who you are in Christ

In the fifth week of Out of Context, Pastor Chip tackles a most often misused verse 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

Dive deeper into the message with these discussion questions! 

Week 5 — 1 Cor. 6:1-11


  • Have you heard this passage used out of context before? How has this message changed the way you’ve viewed or heard this verse?
  • What is your "evangelism" style? (Or phrased another way) How do you share the Gospel?
  • Have you ever used this passage, or a similar one, to judge “sinners” for their lifestyle choices?
  • In what ways do you evaluate/judge other people?
  • How might Paul’s point to the Corinthians about legal issues affect the way you deal with legal issues?
  • “Trivial cases” - When thinking of the heavenly city or the things that really matter in life, what are some things that are “trivial” in your life that steal your attention or heart?
  • What might be an idol in your life (idolaters)? In what way have you spoken poorly of others (revilers)?
  • Where & how do you get your fulfillment from a spiritual perspective? Is it from Jesus or self-motivated?
  • What does it mean that you have been washed, sanctified, and justified? What does it mean for your everyday life?

Take Home 1: We must know our identity (who we are) in Christ? (1 Cor. 6:1,2,11)

  • What have you fallen prey to putting your identity in?
  • Do you really know who you are as a Christian? How would you define yourself?
  • Do you see your witness as being part of your identity as a Christian?
  • In the list the pastor Chip displayed about who we are in Christ, which word or phrase stood out to you the most?

Take Home 2: The lifestyle Christian’s live within the community is the soil the Lord uses to prepare the hearts of people for the Gospel (1 Cor. 6:7a)

  • If you truly believe who you are as a Christian, how are living your life and is it visible to others?
  • In what ways do you allow things in our culture to defeat your witness?
  • Re-read Acts 2:42-47. What word or phrase stands out to you? How does this description of the first century church impact the way you view the Church today?
  • What word(s) would people use to describe you?

Take Home 3: Jesus came not to condemn the world but to save it

  • How does hearing the lifesaving station story challenge or convict you?
  • What’s something you can do to keep yourself from being distracted from keeping the main thing the main thing (getting equipped to seek & save that which is lost)?

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