As you read through the chapter consider the following questions:
- Why do you think Paul is so upset by the lawsuits between Christians? How should this teaching affect how Christians make use of secular courts today? What are the potential costs of doing this?
- What do you make of Paul's statement that it’s better to be wronged than to do wrong? Compare Paul’s teaching with what Jesus says in Matthew 5:38-48 and Luke 6:27-36. What might this have to say to the way we do things today?
- How might this apply to other public institutions whose conduct doesn’t live up to Jesus’ teachings? Should Christians stay out of such places and develop their own alternative institutions or should they seek to transform the way they do things?
- Why do you think Paul is so concerned by what Christians do with their bodies and everyday lives (including mundane things like lawsuits)? Do our bodies matter, or is it only the soul that’s important?