Monday, August 29, 2011

1 Corinthians 6 - Body and Spirit

Glorify God in Body and Spirit

12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

[So even under grace where the law has lost the power of death over us, Paul says that we observe a standard of behavior beyond simply fulfilling our own desires for immoral pleasure. The Body has a duty of service, a useful function for the Lord.]

15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

[Redemption establishes a permanent link between the Lord and those whom He has saved. The Holy Spirit makes us of one spirit with God, just as sex joins two people together in one flesh.]

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.






Heart (Rom. 2:29)

Tablets, Scrolls


Heart, Mind (Heb 8:10, Jer 31:33)

Man made


Body (1 Cor 6:19, 2 Cor 6:16)

Men - Aaron and sons


Jesus – eternal (Heb 7:28)

Animals died

Blood Sacrifice

Jesus – eternal (Heb 7:27)



eternal (Heb 7:25)

burned incense

Inside Altar

Prayer (Heb 13:15, Rev 5:8)

burned flesh

Outside Altar

crucified savior (Heb 13:12)



God (John 1:12)



Heaven (2 Cor 5:2, John 14:2-3)

Your Tribe of Israel


Your Church Family (Rom 12:4-5)


Kind of like taking the S.A.T.; I would like you to compare and contrast each of these elements in the covenants of Law and of Grace.


Genesis 17:9 And God said to Abraham: "As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. 10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; 11 and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.

Romans2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.


Genesis 26:4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."

Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. 8 Because finding fault with them, He says: "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.


1 Kings 5 begins the description for the temple; Solomon called it the House or dwelling place. In Exodus 25 God spoke to Moses and told him to build the tabernacle according to the pattern he was shown. For both the tabernacle and temple the presence of God followed a complete conformity or obedience to the plan.

We have 1 Corinthians 6:19 and 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people."

Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.


Priest - Jesus - eternal (Heb 7:28)

Blood Sacrifice - Jesus - eternal (Heb 7:27)

Reconciliation - eternal (Heb 7:25)

Inside Altar - Prayer (Heb 13:15, Rev 5:8)

Outside Altar - crucified savior (Heb 13:12)

Father    - God (John 1:12)

Inheritance -    Heaven (2 Cor 5:2, John 14:2-3)

Fellowship - Your Chruch Family (Rom 12:4-5)


Romans 12:4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

[All of the elements combined to make a covenant; as all of us combine to make up the body of Christ. Just as a temple would be limited that was missing one of its essential elements, so the utility of the church is limited when any of us is missing or not fulfilling our essential service. ]

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

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