Inside, Outside

Series: 1 Corinthians
Guest speaker: Damon Jasperson

1 Corinthians 5

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How should we deal with sin within the church?

Paul deals with an astonishing sin within the church at Corinth, but the real issue is not just behavior.

 Discovery Questions


Read 1 Corinthians 5. What sources of “leaven” am I allowing in my life?

With your family:

The next time you discipline your child, explore with them the deep heart issues that lead to the behavior, not just the behavior. For example, if they take something that doesn’t belong to them, talk about how acquiring things will never make us happy.

With your small group:

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 5.
  2. What stands out to you in these verses? Why?
  3. What bothers you about these verses? Why?
  4. Discuss the self-reflection question above.
  5. How can your small group help one another in this?
  6. Given this passage, what should you do this week?


Next week, we will continue in our way through 1 Cor with chap 6.

Reading the Bible Through as a Church for 2019

We will be reading a Bible plan from YouVersion, "Solid Life Reading Plan (New Testament)"

We encourage you to:

1) Download the YouVersion Bible app onto your device;

2) Then select "Plans" and then "Find plans;"

3)  Search for and find "Solid Life Reading Plan (New Testament)" plan;

4) Select "Start plan."  

5) Each month you should be able to "catch me up" to the first day of each month and stay on track reading through the Bible together.

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