by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from Actual tape) January 12, 1986 AM


I Corinthians 6:12-20

I hope you have opened your Bibles to I Corinthians, Chapter number six.
This morning we'll study beginning with Verse I? going through Verse 20.
I Corinthians 6:12-20.

Let's pray together. Our Heavenly Father, Willa has reminded us so
beautifully this morning of that wonderful reunion we'll have with Thee
and with all of our loved ones who died in Christ, but may we recognize
that we have in the Fellowship of Thy church, yea a foretaste of Glory
Divine. In this hour Father, we pray that You will continually speak to
us. Right now I ask that You speak, let me get out of the way so that
Thy Word and Thy Message alone might be heard and applied in our lives.
We make this prayer in the strong, Holy name of Jesus Christ, our Savior
and our Lord. Amen.

In I Corinthians, chapter number 6, beginning with verse 12 and going
through verse 20, we have in nine verses eight times Paul uses one word.
And that one word is the word "body."

There's a Biblical principle that when the writer mentions a word or a
phrase repeatedly in a section, you can be sure that that word or that
phrase is the theme of that section.
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In this whole section of Scripture to find the phrase that describes all
of it you can see the last phrase of the last verse of this chapter and
that's the 20th verse and the phrase says, "Glorify God with your body."
That's what this section is all about. The Lord is saying to those
Corinthian Christians, as He's saying to all of us who are in Christ,
"You are to glorify God with your body."
Now, the Greeks had an unusual view of the body. They said the body is
absolutely unimportant. What you do with your body ma ... is ...

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