LITIGATION<br />1 Corinthians 6<br />Pastor Tony Silveira<br />
1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? <br />2 D...
3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? <br />4 If then you have ju...
5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge betw...
7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather acce...
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor i...
A. The Situation in Corinth<br />The contenders<br />
A. The Situation in Corinth<br />Choosing the right court and the right Judge<br />
B. In what Kingdom do you live in?<br />
54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and s...
56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the...
57 “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? <br />58 Thus, when you go with your accuser before a magistrat...
C. How should we solve litigation?<br />Instead of litigation, Paul suggests two alternatives: (1) submit the dispute to o...
15 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the mem...
17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the churc...
19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in h...
First you initiate the process = just you and the other person<br />
After this make sure you don’t talk to that person alone but get witnesses <br />
If there is a refusal from the person then you go to the Church (Pastor or other known Leader)<br />
If the litigation is against a leader or even the pastor<br />
when the person refuses to listen…<br />
D. Lack of Respect for authorities<br />Conclusion<br />
Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God...
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities tha...
Without accountability to authority, a believer will often develop “itching ears” <br />2 Timothy 4:3<br />
5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders (pastors).  And all of you must clothe your...
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  1. 1. LITIGATION<br />1 Corinthians 6<br />Pastor Tony Silveira<br />
  2. 2. 1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? <br />2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? <br />1 Corinthians 6<br />
  3. 3. 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? <br />4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? <br />1 Corinthians 6<br />
  4. 4. 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? <br />6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! <br />1 Corinthians 6<br />
  5. 5. 7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? <br />8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!<br />1 Corinthians 6<br />
  6. 6. 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, <br />10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.<br />1 Corinthians 6<br />
  7. 7. A. The Situation in Corinth<br />The contenders<br />
  8. 8. A. The Situation in Corinth<br />Choosing the right court and the right Judge<br />
  9. 9. B. In what Kingdom do you live in?<br />
  10. 10. 54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens. <br />55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. <br />Matthew 12<br />
  11. 11. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? <br />Settling with Your Opponent<br />Matthew 12<br />
  12. 12. 57 “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? <br />58 Thus, when you go with your accuser before a magistrate, on the way make an effort to settle the case, or you may be dragged before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer throw you in prison. <br />59 I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.” <br />Matthew 12<br />
  13. 13. C. How should we solve litigation?<br />Instead of litigation, Paul suggests two alternatives: (1) submit the dispute to other brethren (vss. 2-5), or (2) accept wrong (vs. 7).<br />
  14. 14. 15 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. <br />16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. <br />Matthew 18<br />
  15. 15. 17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. <br />18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.<br />Matthew 18<br />
  16. 16. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.<br />20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”<br />Matthew 18<br />
  17. 17. First you initiate the process = just you and the other person<br />
  18. 18. After this make sure you don’t talk to that person alone but get witnesses <br />
  19. 19. If there is a refusal from the person then you go to the Church (Pastor or other known Leader)<br />
  20. 20. If the litigation is against a leader or even the pastor<br />
  21. 21. when the person refuses to listen…<br />
  22. 22. D. Lack of Respect for authorities<br />Conclusion<br />
  23. 23. Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.<br />Hebrews 13:17 (NLT)<br />
  24. 24. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves<br />Romans 13:1-2<br />
  25. 25. Without accountability to authority, a believer will often develop “itching ears” <br />2 Timothy 4:3<br />
  26. 26. 5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders (pastors). And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”<br />1 Peter 5:5<br />

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