1 Corinthians 6:1-11 Reading the Passage

How to Handle Disputes among Christians – 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

6 If any of you has a dispute with his neighbor, does he dare to bring the matter before the unrighteous for settlement, and not before the saints? (2) Or do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to judge the most trivial cases? (3) Do you not realize that we will judge angels? This being so, should we not much more be competent to judge cases pertaining to everyday life?

(4) Now then, if you must judge cases pertaining to everyday affairs, appoint as judges those men for whom the church has no respect. (5) I say this to make you ashamed. Is this the case, that there is not even one wise man among you who is able to judge a dispute between brothers; (6) but one brother must go to court against another brother—and this before unbelievers? (7) Actually, the fact that you have lawsuits against one another is already a defect in you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be cheated? (8) On the contrary, you yourselves are doing wrong and cheating, and you are doing these things to your brothers.

(9) Do you not realize that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor those who practice homosexuality, (10) nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.