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Before discussing in Groups, DNAs, mentorship and other gospel conversations around First Corinthians, consider the three different sources of engaging questions described at the bottom of this page. This will help lead to inspiring conversation and discussion instead of simple ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers.
- It is possible that the Corinthians Christians had misunderstood their freedom in Christ and adopted the slogan “All things are possible for me.” If so, how does Paul clarify that idea without denigrating their true freedom? What illustrations does he use and how?
- Paul subtly states that the physical bodies of believers have a future purpose and are important (see 6:13-14). How does this truth practically relate to the problem in Corinth? How does it impact you and your battle with sin?
- How do you “flee sexual immorality”? What are some current best practices?
- What do you think Paul means by “every other sin a man commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral man sins against his own body”?
- What does it mean practically - and personally for you - to remember that your physical body is a temple (or sanctuary, dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit? That you were bought with a price? That therefore you should glorify God in your body?
Discussion Format Suggestions
First, consider some simple, regular, thought-provoking opening questions to get the group discussions started. Try these on for fit:
- So, as we begin, where and How did you sense God’s Presence this week?
- What is the state of the key relationships in your life right now?
- What were your biggest challenges? Biggest blessings?
- What are you most grateful for right now?
Second, you can continue the discussion by honing in on the specific passage of First Corinthians that we’ve just studied on Sunday, or that you just read and studied together. You can engage some or all of the questions organized above for each of the passages. It’s always a good idea to read the particular passage again in the group discussion.
Thirdly, please feel free to add your own questions as a result of your study and prayer through First Corinthians. You are the leader. Lead. Shepherd your people closer to Jesus.