a. Paul enforces his point by referring to the Passover practice of searching out and destroying all the old leaven before eating the meal (5:7), and how, we who are the new bread, must likewise be rid of the old bread “leavened with malice and wickedness” (5:8) See Exodus 12:14, 15, 19. b. Notice the distinction in the attitudes Paul advised the church to have towards “sinning Christians” and “sinning non-Christians”. What actions are demanded of the local church, and why are such actions necessary?
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