1 Corinthians 6:1-8 | Mike McNamara |
Church history is littered with disputes among Christians. This is largely because Christians are human beings and are not perfect. The early church experienced disputes of various sorts as we read in the pages of the Bible. Today's passage counsels Christians to sort out their problems without taking each other to court.
Paul Barnett says that this passage and last week's passage on immorality (1 Cor 5) are closely related. Both are examples of how inappropriate behaviour inside the church is bringing the gospel into disrepute. Paul wants the Corinthian church to put their house in order so that they can be an effective witness to the wider world (Paul Barnett - 1 Corinthians p.89).