It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, worse
than even among unbelievers. One of you has his father’s wife!
become arrogant, when you should have mourned and removed the one who did this from among you.
Even though I am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already,
as if I were present, judged him who has done this.
When you are gathered together in the name of our lord Jesus, with me there in spirit, and with the power of our lord Jesus,
you are to deliver this man to Satan
destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not understand that a little yeast works its way through
the whole batch of dough?
7 Get rid of this old yeast so that you can
become a new batch, because you are in fact unleavened. For Messiah, our Passover
lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 So let us be celebrating the festival continuously,
not with the old yeast, the yeast of sin and wickedness, but with the
unleavened bread of genuineness and truth. 9 In my previous letter I wrote to you not to associate with sexually
10 I certainly did not mean the immoral people of this world, or the covetous and thieves or idolaters, because in that case you would have to leave the world entirely! 11 What I meant was not to associate
with any so-called brother or sister who is sexually immoral, covetous, an
idolater, a slanderer, a drunkard, or a thief. Do not even eat with such a
12 For what business of mine is it to judge those outside the church?
Should you not be judging those who are in the church? 13 But God will judge those who are outside the church. “Expel that wicked man from among you.”
The point would be that the ravages of Satan’s attack on the man might lead him to
The present continuous sense of the verb here shows that Paul is not urging them to observe
the OT calendar. The feasts are spiritualized, along with the Sabbath, in the NT (Col. 2:16-17). John
refers to the feasts as feasts “of the Jews.” He refers to the Friday prior to the Sabbath as “the
preparation day of the Jews” (Jn. 19:42).