A Better Way
a study of the first letter to the Corinthians / 6:12-20
There’s a better way to use our                              .
What’s a better way to use the body God has given us?
A better way is to …
1. Use our bodies for the Lord’s                                                  .

a. Why? Because our bodies are                                       .
“I have the right to do anything [with my body],” you say –
but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” –
but I [Paul, and my body] will not be mastered by anything. (12)
You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,
and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant
for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. (13)
By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise
us also. (14)
b. Why? Because our Lord is                                               .
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ
himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them
with a prostitute? Never! (15) Do you not know that he who unites
himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said,
“The two will become one flesh.” (16)
But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. (17)
2. Use our bodies for the Lord’s                                                .

a. How? By keeping our bodies sexually                                      .
Flee from sexual immorality.
All other sins a person commits are outside the body,
but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body? (18)
b. How? By giving our Lord special                                                    .
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not
your own; (19) you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God
with your bodies. (20)
… clothe yourselves with … Christ, and do not think about
how to gratify the desires of the                                         .