1 Corinthians 6:12-7:40 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

  1. What does true Christian freedom look like in practice? How can you keep yourself from being mastered by something?
  2. What do you think about when you read the expression “Your body is a temple”?
  3. What three aspects of marriage are we to see in 1 Corinthians 7:1-7?
  4. How do you think the gospel should inform the way we approach subjects as personal as singleness, marriage, divorce, and remarriage?
  5. In 1 Corinthians 7:17-24, Paul counsels those who think they are in the wrong situation in life. How does he explain and illustrate the “rule” that applies to such situations?
  6. How does the gospel give hope to those who have are single, who have engaged in sex before marriage, those who have experienced adultery, gone through divorce (both adults and children), or have been widowed?

Memory Verse

“ ’I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but I will not be mastered by anything.”—1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Father, I desire to bring all things captive and make them obedient to Christ. Help me to exercise the freedom His sacrifice has afforded me to glorify You, to serve You, to serve others humbly, and to draw others to You. Help me to walk in freedom from bondage to my body and its desires. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

This Week

Consider how Paul’s teaching on freedom, intimacy, marriage, singleness, and divirce lines up with your own perspectives.

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.