by Donald Cantrell

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Culture Change at Corinth (16 of 21)
Series: 1 Corinthians
Donald Cantrell
1 Corinthians 11:2-34

I - Discussing the Submissiveness of the Ladies (2 - 16)
A) Public Praise Extended ''Solid Standing'' (2)
B) Pressing Problems Exposed ''Shunning Submission'' (3 - 10)
C) Plain Patterns Explained ''Simple Symbols'' (11 - 15)
D) Penetrating Points Expressed ''Strong Statements (16)

II - Desecrating the Supper of the Lord (17 - 34)
A) Division is Deplored (17 - 19)
B) Desecration is Denounced (20 - 22)
C) Dramatization is Detailed (23 - 26)
D) Damnation is Declared (27 - 34)

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Theme: ''Headship, Submission, and properly taking the Lord's Supper''

Culture Challenges

Russell Moore's newest book is Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel (BandH Books), and in it he challenges the church to speak to an increasingly secularized culture from a kingdom perspective. Recognizing that we can no longer even claim to be a moral majority in the United States, Moore encourages believers to become a prophetic minority, bringing the gospel to bear on the hungers and hurts of today's society. In this political season, the book is a dose of reality and hope.

In the Corinthian church they were facing much confusion and controversy due to intertwining the Christian culture with the Corinth culture. It was not that these people did not love the Lord; it was that they had to learn to diminish their worldly ways.

The church had divisions, schisms, lawsuits were being made against fellow believers, others were abusing their Christian liberty and their freedom, and now they are being scolded for their impropriety in praying and lack of submission to God's ordained order of things. On top of all of this they were taking the Lord's Supper and desecrating it and God was judging them even to the point of killing some of them.

In the Dec. 29, 2003 edition of his weblog, R. Albert Moh ...

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