Bible: 1 Cor. 5:1-13; 6:9-7:40
5:1 It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with 1 his father’s wife. 5:2 And you are proud! 2 Shouldn’t you have been deeply sorrowful instead and removed the one who did this 3 from among you? 5:3 For even though I am absent physically, 4 I am present in spirit. And I have already judged the one who did this, just as though I were present. 5 5:4 When you gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus, 6 and I am with you in spirit, 7 along with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5:5 turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved 8 in the day of the Lord. 9
5:6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast 10 affects 11 the whole batch of dough? 5:7 Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough – you are, in fact, without yeast. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 5:8 So then, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of vice and evil, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth. 12
5:9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people. 5:10 In no way did I mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers and idolaters, since you would then have to go out of the world. 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian 13 who is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, 14 or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person. 5:12 For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Are you not to judge those inside? 5:13 But God will judge those outside. Remove the evil person from among you. 15
The Judgment of the Flood
6:9 This is the account of Noah. 1
Noah was a godly man; he was blameless 2
6:11 The earth was ruined 7 in the sight of 8 God; the earth was filled with violence. 9 6:12 God saw the earth, and indeed 10 it was ruined, 11 for all living creatures 12 on the earth were sinful. 13 6:13 So God said 14 to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, 15 for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy 16 them and the earth. 6:14 Make 17 for yourself an ark of cypress 18 wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover 19 it with pitch inside and out. 6:15 This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 20 6:16 Make a roof for the ark and finish it, leaving 18 inches 21 from the top. 22 Put a door in the side of the ark, and make lower, middle, and upper decks. 6:17 I am about to bring 23 floodwaters 24 on the earth to destroy 25 from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. 26 Everything that is on the earth will die, 6:18 but I will confirm 27 my covenant with you. You will enter 28 the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 6:19 You must bring into the ark two of every kind of living creature from all flesh, 29 male and female, to keep them alive 30 with you. 6:20 Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive. 31 6:21 And you must take 32 for yourself every kind of food 33 that is eaten, 34 and gather it together. 35 It will be food for you and for them.