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1 Corinthians chapter 4

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A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God's mysteries.
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In this regard, it is expected of managers that each one be found faithful.
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It is of little importance that I should be evaluated by you or by a human court. In fact, I don't even evaluate myself.
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For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord.
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Therefore don't judge anything prematurely, before the Lord comes, who will both bring to light what is hidden in darkness and reveal the intentions of the hearts. And then praise will come to each one from God.
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Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the saying: "Nothing beyond what is written." The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another.
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For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn't receive? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as if you hadn't received it?
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Already you are full! Already you are rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us-- and I wish you did reign, so that we also could reign with you!
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For I think God has displayed us, the apostles, in last place, like men condemned to die: we have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.
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We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!
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Up to the present hour we are both hungry and thirsty; we are poorly clothed, roughly treated, homeless;
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we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
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when we are slandered, we entreat. We are, even now, like the world's garbage, like the filth of all things.
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I'm not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children.
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For you can have 10,000 instructors in Christ, but you can't have many fathers. Now I have fathered you in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
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Therefore I urge you, be imitators of me.
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This is why I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you about my ways in Christ Jesus, just as I teach everywhere in every church.
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Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you.
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But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will know not the talk but the power of those who are inflated with pride.
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For the kingdom of God is not in talk but in power.
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What do you want? Should I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

1 Corinthians chapter 5

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It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and the kind of sexual immorality that is not even condoned among the Gentiles-- a man is living with his father's wife.
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And you are inflated with pride, instead of filled with grief so that he who has committed this act might be removed from among you.
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For though absent in body but present in spirit, I have already decided about him who has done this thing as though I were present.
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In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, along with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus,
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turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.
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Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?
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Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, since you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
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Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast, or with the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
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I wrote to you in a letter not to associate with sexually immoral people--
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by no means referring to this world's immoral people, or to the greedy and swindlers, or to idolaters; otherwise you would have to leave the world.
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But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a reviler, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.
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For what is it to me to judge outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside?
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But God judges outsiders. Put away the evil person from among yourselves.

1 Corinthians chapter 6

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Does any of you who has a complaint against someone dare go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
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Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest cases?
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Do you not know that we will judge angels-- not to speak of things pertaining to this life?
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So if you have cases pertaining to this life, do you select those who have no standing in the church to judge?
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I say this to your shame! Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who will be able to arbitrate between his brothers?
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Instead, brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!
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Therefore, it is already a total defeat for you that you have lawsuits against one another. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?
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Instead, you act unjustly and cheat-- and this to brothers!
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Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,
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thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom.
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Some of you were like this; but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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"Everything is permissible for me," but not everything is helpful. "Everything is permissible for me," but I will not be brought under the control of anything.
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"Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods," but God will do away with both of them. The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
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God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
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Do you not know that your bodies are the members of Christ? So should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Absolutely not!
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Do you not know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For it says, The two will become one flesh.
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But anyone joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
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Flee from sexual immorality! "Every sin a person can commit is outside the body," but the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.
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Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
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for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.