I CORINTHIANS 5 - Answer key

 

Observation Part

1. How did many Corinthians react to the blatant sin in their midst (verse 2 ) THEY WERE PUFFED UP

    What should have been their reaction? (verse 2) THEY SHOULD HAVE MOURNED

2. What should they have done to the man? (verse 5) THEY SHOULD HAVE DELIVERED HIM UNTO SATAN

3. What are two goals which are hopefully achieved by treating the man the way God states in verse 5? THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FLESH AND THE SALVATION OF THE SPIRIT

4. What is a church member's relationship to an unrepentant sinner? (verse 9) HE IS NOT TO KEEP COMPANY WITH THE SINNER

5. What does verse 11 forbid church members to do? TO EAT WITH AN UNREPENTANT SINNER

6. How does I Cor. 11:20 help us understand the word "eat" in verse 11? IT MEANS TO EAT THE LORD'S SUPPER

Objective part

Circle your choice or write your answer as appropriate

1. One important principle of Chapter 5 is that a public sin by a member of the church demands a PUBLIC RESPONSE BY THE CHURCH

2.    T    F*    A member of the church was sinning in a way which was so gross that even unbelievers would not consider doing it.

3. The phrase, "Deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh" means:

a) The man is so wicked that he committed his sin in public and is a hopeless case.

b) Let the man die in his sin.

c)* All physical blessings will be removed from his life in order that he will come to his spiritual senses before it is too late.

d) All physical blessings will be removed from his life because he doesn't deserve any.

4.    T    F*    Verse 6 shows that some of the things Paul wrote were his own personal opinion which God allowed to be included in the Bible.

5.    T    F*    Verse 7 proves that leaven is always used in the Bible as a picture of something evil.

6. The words NOT TO KEEP COMPANY in verses 9 and 11 show that those people who have been excommunicated are particularly forbidden from participating in the Lord's Supper.

7.    T*    F    The words in the last half of verse 13 are harsh but loving.

8. What message does excommunication bring to him who is "put out"? GOD IS NOT PLEASED WITH HIM AND HE IS LIABLE FOR JUDGEMENT, HE OUGHT TO REPENT AND TURN TO GOD

9. What message does excommunication bring to the rest of the congregation? THAT GOD AND THE LEADERS OF THE CHURCH DESIRE THAT THE SINNER REPENTS, THAT THEY CARE FOR THE CONTINUED FAITHFUL WALK OF OTHERS AND THAT THEY CARE FOR THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH

10 What message does excommunication bring to the world? THERE IS AN IN AND AN OUT TO THE CHURCH, THE CHURCH OR THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL HAS STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. In what sense must church members exclude from their fellowship a person who has been excommunicated? HE MUST BE EXCLUDED FROM THE WORSHIP SERVICE IN THE CASES THAT IT MIGHT APPEAR THAT THE CHURCH CONDONES THE MAN'S ACTIONS

B. What positive results are desired from excommunication? SALVATION OF THE SINNER, EDUCATION OF THE OTHER CHURCH MEMBERS, CLEANSING THE CHURCH'S WITNESS, AND THE GLORIFICATION OF GOD

Essay

Write an answer to the following question or request. Limit your essay to two pages double spaced typed. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the analysis of Chapter 5.

What is the purpose of discipline in the church? TO PRESERVE THE HONOR OF GOD, TO MAKE A CLEAR ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOSPEL, TO BRING A MAN TO HIS SPIRITUAL SENSES, TO RESTORE THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN THE COMMUNITY

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