1 Corinthians 6



1 Corinthians 6 addresses the themes of legal disputes among believers, sexual immorality, and the sanctity of the body. Paul encourages reconciliation within the Christian community, warns against various forms of immorality, and underscores the significance of honoring God with one's body as temples of the Holy Spirit.


  1. Disputes Among Believers (1 Corinthians 6:1-8): Paul criticizes the Corinthians for taking their legal disputes before secular courts instead of resolving them within the church. He argues that believers should be able to judge small matters among themselves and that they will one day judge the world and angels. The Corinthians are urged to settle their disputes internally, seeking reconciliation rather than legal recourse.
  2. Sexual Immorality (1 Corinthians 6:9-11): Paul addresses various forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, fornication, and homosexual behavior. He emphasizes that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. However, he adds a note of hope, stating that through faith in Christ, believers can be cleansed and sanctified.
  3. The Sanctity of the Body (1 Corinthians 6:12-20): Paul emphasizes the importance of honoring God with one's body, arguing against sexual immorality. The body is meant for the Lord, and believers are temples of the Holy Spirit. Paul warns against joining the body with prostitutes, stressing the unity of believers with Christ and the incompatibility of such actions.