1st Corinthians Chapter 6

Black Friday in America just ended. Although this sounds like an incredibly desperate name, it is really an economically influenced term to help American businesses end the fiscal year “in the black” or with positive profit rather than loss.

Companies slash prices on all sorts of consumer goods. Each company hopes to grab your attention with just the right price. Expensive items like electronics and jewelry see prices cut upwards of 50%!

Did you go Black Friday shopping this year? Were there any must have big ticket items that you desired? Did you find just what you were looking for? Was the price right?

Take the challenge of finding the best price on Black Friday and fast forward to a Christian celebration called Good Friday. Good Friday is a day of remembrance celebrated by Christians across the globe. The day commemorates the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. The Bible describes that day as a moment when the sky darkened and the sun could not be seen. It was a black Friday.

Yet, after the resurrection of Jesus, we look back and call it good! What was good about it? Paul describes it in 1st Corinthians chapter 6. “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; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.” 1st Corinthians 6:19-20

This week marks the beginning of Advent. A season where we celebrate Christ coming from Heaven to show God’s love for the world. For those who receive that sacrificial gift of Christ through faith, forgiveness, freedom and life await.

Jesus did for you what you could never do for yourself. He paid the full price upfront for sin you could never satisfy. He paid the price, so that you could not. Our response to this incredible gift—honor God with all of your life!

Reflect:
  • What does “Jesus paying the price for your sin” mean to you?
  • Why do you think it is important to remember that “we were bought with a price”
  • How does this motivate you to honor God?

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