In today's lesson we are going to talk about what occurs when either a believer, or a lost person, chooses to have a sexual relationship with another person outside of the bounds of marriage. How many people do you think are involved when two unmarried people begin a sexual relationship? How many people are involved when one, or both, of the partners are married to someone else?In this verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 6:16-20, Paul is going to answer these questions in our lesson today, and he is going to do it by showing us the cost of our infidelity to God and to our spouses.
Have you ever asked yourself what God's purpose was in giving us a body?
Why did He not just leave us as spiritual beings?
Why did He make us unique in all of creation by giving us three parts: body, soul, and spirit?
Could it be that from the very foundations of the universe God has had a particular purpose in mind for us?
The answer is yes, God does have a purpose for us and our bodies. Not only in this life, right now, but for all of eternity.
This is the lesson that Paul wants the Corinthians to understand, that they are tools that God intends to use to serve His purposes, and for them to fulfill that purpose they must keep their bodies pure.
This is a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 6:9-15.