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REL 110 Final Exam Notes: 1 Corinthians The clear message that is repeated through 1 Corinthians is self-sacrifice. “Paul asks people who are already aware of their freedom from dietary laws, to refrain from exercising their right to eat any type of food they wish. This principle of self-sacrifice for the sake of others is the same one operating in the questions of law suits. Self-sacrifice for the sake of others, a reflection of Christ crucified applies to the case of the poor being humiliated in the celebration of the Eucharist.” [Imp08] Corinthians was a community with many problems. Individuals needed to put others first for the community to get better. “In other words, Corinth was not altogether different in reputation from the downtown district of a large cosmopolitan city today.” [Cor08] Those with food should share with the poor. Those suing others, should be more caring of those with which they share a community. Paul in order to help the community tried to tell his audience all of these concerns. “Although I am free in regard to all, I have made myself a slave to all as to win over as many as possible.” (1 Corinthians 9:19) This is just a small example of how Paul preached self-sacrifice by example. “The last place in 1 Corinthians where self-sacrifice for the sake of the community comes into play in chapters 12 and 14 where the gift of speaking in tongues has caused some confusion.” [Imp08] There is

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