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First Corinthians 15--The good news

The fifteenth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians really forms the climax of his instructions and corrections, designed to bring sanctification to the church. 1 Corinthian… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-15-the-good-news/

First Corinthians 14--Women's role in the church

If we could see Paul’s original handwriting when he wrote his letters, we would be struck by the fact that there was no punctuation. Punctuation had not yet been invented, so at t… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-womens-role-in-the-church/

First Corinthians 14--Church protocol

Paul assumes that prophecy, as well as tongues with interpretation, is of great value in the church. That assumes, of course, a high quality of revelation that is both useful and … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-church-protocol/

First Corinthians 14--The law of tongues, part 2

Isaiah prophesied in a time when Israel’s apostasy had reached its climax. He was the main prophet when God sent the Assyrians to bring judgment upon Israel and to deport them to … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-the-law-of-tongues-part-2/

First Corinthians 14--The law of tongues, part 1

All New Testament teachings or doctrines are rooted in the divine law and confirmed by the prophets. Grace itself is rooted in the law of Jubilee. Even spiritual gifts are in the … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-the-law-of-tongues-part-1/

First Corinthians 14--Amen with understanding

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14:14, 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. Paul wrote this after telling the church that tongues ought to be … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-amen-with-understanding/

First Corinthians 14--Interpretation and Clarity

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14:9 that understanding and clarity is important, especially when it comes to speaking in tongues. From my observation, it seems to have been more impor… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-tongues-and-interpretation/

First Corinthians 14--Prophecy and Tongues

In 1 Corinthians 12 Paul began to discuss spiritual gifts, but he interrupted his study in order to assert that the purpose of the gifts was to cultivate fruit—love, in particular… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/09-2017/first-corinthians-14-prophecy-and-tongues/

First Corinthians 13--The Big Three

Paul concludes his discussion of love by saying in 1 Corinthians 13:13, 13 But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Earlier, in verse … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-the-big-three/

First Corinthians 13--Love knows and sees clearly

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:12, 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I also have been fully know… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-knows-and-sees-clearly/

First Corinthians 13--Maturing in Love

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:11, 11 When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-maturing-in-love/

First Corinthians 13--Temporary gifts and callings

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:8-10, 8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-temporary-gifts-and-callings/

First Corinthians 13--Love never fails

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:8, “Love never fails.” Really?? Literature is full of stories about the tragedies of unrequited love. We are given the impression that love is powerl… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-never-fails/

First Corinthians 13--Love endures all things

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:7 that love “endures all things.” How does this differ from Paul’s earlier statements that “love is patient” and love “bears all things”? In our e… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-endures-all-things/

First Corinthians 13--Love hopes all things

In 1 Corinthians 13:7, Paul says that love “hopes all things.” The Greek word elpizo means “expectation, confident trust.” Our English word “hope,” as commonly used today, denotes… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/08-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-hopes-all-things/

Love believes all things

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:7 that love “believes all things.” Is love gullible? Is it love to believe a lie? Paul has just told us that love “rejoices with the truth.” Co… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/love-believes-all-things/

First Corinthians 13--Love bears all things

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:7 that love “bears all things.” The Greek word he uses is stego, “roof over, cover, protect, hide, conceal, keep off something which threatens, bear,… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-bears-all-things/

First Corinthians 13--Love rejoices not in injustice, but in truth

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:6 that love “does not rejoice in unrighteousness” (NASB). The KJV renders it, “rejoiceth not in iniquity.” Paul uses the word adikia, which means “in… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-rejoices-not-in-injustice-but-in-truth/

First Corinthians 13--Love does not reckon evil

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NASB) that love “does not take into account a wrong suffered.” The KJV reads, “thinketh no evil,” which, according to Dr. Bullinger’s notes, m… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-does-not-reckon-evil/

First Corinthians 13--Love is not provoked

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:5 that love “is not provoked.” The KJV reads, “is not easily provoked,” but the word Paul uses is paroxynomai, which does not include any word that s… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-is-not-provoked/