1 Corinthians 1-5

We are playing with a little confusion as we start the semester. So to go back over chapters 1-5 in brief today. In 1 Corinthians 1 the apostle lays out his desire that they be unified even as they use their spiritual gifts. They have forgotten that they are united in...

1 Corinthians 10:23b

This verse, again, starts out like 6:12. Paul chooses a slightly different tack though. Where the previous verse focuses on me and my freedom, 10:23 looks at others. The goal here is the building up of others. Simply put, Paul says there are some things that pass the...

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 This week’s passages have been maybe a bit heavy. In this passage, we see the driving force that drives us to wrestle with these issues. As Paul describes our bodies as a temple, he probably has the temple in Jerusalem in the back of his...

1 Corinthians 6:12b

1 Corinthians 6:12b Again, Paul follows his proverb formula. Unless there is a prohibition, we are free to participate. This time, however, he states that he will not be enslaved again to anything except Jesus Christ. The natural and immediate application of this...

1 Corinthians 6:12a/10:23a

As we examine what it means to bring glory to God with everything we do, Paul sets up a tension that requires thought. Further, there is no single answer to the question, How do I bring glory to God. These verses have caused me more consternation and generated more...

I Corinthians 10

1 Corinthians 10:31 Quite a few years ago, I had a thought that has taken hours and almost 15 years of study and meditation. Someone confronted me about some new music to which I was listening (Gaither Vocal Band if you must ask). They laid out a list of rules drawn...
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