Washed, Sanctified, Justified

Series: Significant Other | Week 3: Sexual Formation: Part 2

Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

1. What actions or activities are mentioned in verses 9-10?
2. The term ‘were’ is used four times in verse 11. What do you think is the significance of it?
3. What steps are mentioned in verse 11? Who did the work?

Choosing to go our own way has consequences. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Paul lists out actions of people who have intentionally and actively chosen to not follow God. The consequences are severe. And yet, verse 11 points to hope. Our story doesn’t have to end in separation from God. When we call on the name of Jesus, we’re washed, sanctified, and justified. The good news about the gospel is that it rescues us out of where we were and helps us become who Jesus died for us to be.

Is there an activity you’ve been involved in or a choice you’ve made that doesn’t line up with God’s plan? Take a few minutes to pray about it. Surrender it to God, and ask Him to begin a new work in you. If someone has been hurt by your actions, reach out to them this week to begin the process of reconciliation and healing. Through God’s grace, your story can be redeemed.

Want to go deeper? Watch this Bible Project video to learn more about the Corinthian church and why these verses were written to them. (If you’re short on time, watch from time markers 2:15 to 3:32 for the issues specifically addressed in 1 Corinthians 6.)

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