Cross City Church
April 11, 2021 | The Gospel and Sinners
In our In Not Of series, we will continue our journey with the Corinthian church as Paul rebukes them for tolerating sexual sin under a misapplied definition of love. Paul explained that in order to be different than the world that sin cannot be tolerated in the Church. In our culture today, tolerance is seen as one of the highest ideals, but just as Paul explained to the Corinthians, we are called to live differently in every aspect of our lives, including how we as believers address immorality.
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
John 17:16, 18
…they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world…as you sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
Salvation immediately demolishes the penalty of sin, gradually overcomes the power of sin, and ultimately removes the presence of sin.
A Statement of Fact
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? v. 9
The ‘unrighteous’ means those who have not been given the righteousness of Jesus Christ through the gospel.
Luke 9:23
And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”






1 Corinthians 6:1
Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
Romans 1:18
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…
Can you see why the Corinthians needed this clarity? Why we need it?
A Word of Warning
Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. v. 9b-10
Culture cannot determine how we interpret the Bible, rather the Bible determines how we interpret culture.
People who practice sin as a lifestyle have not yet been redeemed and will not inherit the kingdom of heaven until they are. The evidence of their salvation is the power to obey and follow Christ.
Galatians 5:19-21
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:21
…those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 John 3:4-6
Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
Salvation is not what I believe in my head about Jesus, it’s about Who is Lord of my life.
Is my faith a mental faith only, or do I trust Christ with my past, future AND present life?
A Message of Hope
Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. v. 11
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
…you were washed…
…you were sanctified…
…you were justified…
Colossians 1:13-14
For He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin.
The incredible love of God can rescue us from anything, and make us into an entirely new person—has that taken place in your life?

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Discussion Questions

Can you see why the Corinthians needed this clarity? Why we need it?

Is my faith a mental faith only, or do I trust Christ with my past, future, AND present life?

The incredible love of God can rescue us from anything, and make us into an entirely new person – has that taken place in your life?

Is my faith a mental faith only, or do I trust Christ with my past, future, AND present life?

The incredible love of God can rescue us from anything, and make us into an entirely new person – has that taken place in your life?