SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2022
10:30 AM (kids + communion)
Separation 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
with Shel Boese
Sometimes in order to grow you have to separate from someone or something—from an unhealthy relationship or a group that keeps you from your next level in life. How can separation be a good and healthy thing? Paul writes the people of Corinth telling them to “be separate”. This Sunday, we explore the power of separation.
OUTLINE: Shillington (Believers Church)
Right relationship in ministry
1: Solidarity in Affliction and Joy 1:1-2:13
2: The New Ministry in the Light of Christ 2:1-7:4
3: Equity Through a Financial “Gift of Blessing” 8:1-9:15
2 Corinthians 10:1-13:13 Letter of Defence
Response to Betrayal in Ministry
4: Weak Ministry, Strong God 10:1-13:13
Paul is telling them that even these places where common culture and religion overlap, there is a time to put up a boundary for your new life in Christ
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not become partners with those who do not believe, 16bFor we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, 18 and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.
LANDING THE PLANE
Sources: Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians,Ben Witherington; Believers Church Commentary, V. George Shillington; NIV Application Commentary; The Letters of the Corinthians, William Barclay; Second Epistle to the Corinthians: New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT), Paul Barnett; Wisdom Commentary, 2 Cor, Antoinette Clark Wire; The Story of God Com., 2 Cor, Judith A. Diehl; 1 and 2 Cor., Craig S. Keener; workingpreacher.org; Feasting on the Word; Others.
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
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