Day Three: Membership Mark #1- Transformed Life
Read: I Corinthians 5:1-13
1) In these 13 verses, Paul lays out clearly that people who claim to be “members” of the body yet do not live transformed lives are, in fact, not members at all. What are the specific words Paul uses to describe these people? What specific habitual sins does he mention?
2) What does Paul say about “outsiders”? What does he say about “insiders”? Someone may say that Paul is giving loving advice to the church and the “insider” who is living in sin. How can this be?
3) In light of this, how should we reflect transformed lives in Christ as members of the local church?
“So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
I Peter 1:14-16 (NLT)