1 Corinthians 5-6:11 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

  1. Why is it so important for Christians to address sin in their midst?
  2. What happens when we tolerate things that are toxic to our spiritual health?
  3. What does the metaphor about yeast tell us about sin in our lives and the church?
  4. What’s the difference between the way Christians should see, interact with, and deal with sin, biblical lifestyle, and worldview inside the church and outside the church?
  5. Why is it better to be wronged than to take a fellow believer to court for trivial things before nonbelievers?
  6. If you had to boil the message down to one point, what would that be?

Memory Verse

“Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. ”—1 Corinthians 5:6b–7 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Father, I don’t want to live deceived. I don’t want to think one thing and be completely wrong. I don’t want to be deceived into feeling like I’m fine and clean and clear in an area when I’m actually in rebellion or disobedience or hypocrisy. Help me to be purged of pride, to walk in humility, to live with conviction and yet still have compassion for those who are struggling, and to have boldness to speak into someone’s life if they’re walking in sin. Teach me Your ways and Your heart. Give me Your discernment in these and all things. Amen.

This Week

Check your dough. Is there any yeast? Are there areas in your life, in your group, or your church where you’re ignoring unrepentant sin or being puffed up by external things? Are there areas where repentance, surrender, and humility are lacking? Ask the Lord to help you!

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.