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First Corinthians 11--Love and Authority

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:1, 1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. In other words, Paul says, follow my example insofar as I follow Christ’s example. In what… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-love-and-authority/

First Corinthians 10--Offending Conscience

Paul now seems to move on to two other topics before returning to his discussion about communion. Yet both of these other topics contribute to our understanding of communion, each… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-offending-conscience/

First Corinthians 10--Communion, part 2

Communion (koinonia) is an outward act that has spiritual consequences. In Hebrew thought, eating and drinking with others signifies unity (common union, or communion) between peo… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-communion-part-2/

First Corinthians 10--Communion, part 1

Having established that there is always a “way of escape” when a person is tested, Paul enlarges upon the example of testing from 1 Corinthians 10:7, where he says, 7 And do not… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-communion-part-1/

First Corinthians 10--Overcoming Temptation

After giving us examples from Israel’s experience, so as to teach the church how to avoid disqualification as an overcomer, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:12-15, 12 Therefore, le… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-overcoming-temptation/

First Corinthians 10--Examples of Disqualifying Behavior

In 1 Corinthians 10:5, 6 Paul says, 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness. 6 Now these things happened as examples… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-examples-of-disqualifying-behavior/

First Corinthians 10--The Rock that followed them

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:4 that the Israelites “were drinking from a spiritual Rock which followed them.” If this Rock followed them, then it was not part of a mountain i… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-the-rock-that-followed-them/

First Corinthians 10--Spiritual Drink

In 1 Corinthians 10:4 the Apostle Paul again shows his concern that the people might be disqualified as overcomers, if they should follow Moses’ example. 4 and all drank the sam… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-spiritual-drink/

First Corinthians 10--Spiritual Food

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:3 that the Israelites “all ate the same spiritual food.” This was, of course a reference to the manna and quail which God provided to them during the… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-spiritual-food/

First Corinthians 10--Baptism

After Paul mentioned the possibility of being disqualified as an overcomer in 1 Corinthians 9:27, he launches into a teaching that was designed to prevent such disqualification. 1… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-10-baptism/

First Corinthians 9--Becoming as a Jew, part 2

When men violate the law, and the law convicts them of sin, they come “under the law,” that is, under the sentence of law, and the law then puts them into forced servitude, or sla… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-9-becoming-as-a-jew-part-2/

First Corinthians 9--Becoming as a Jew

In 1 Corinthians 9:19 Paul said that he was a voluntary slave: 19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. The apostle… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-9-becoming-as-a-jew/

First Corinthians 9--Ministerial rights, part 2

Paul continues in 1 Corinthians 9:12, saying, 12 If others share the right over you [to be supported, or share in the fruit of that field], do we not more? Nevertheless, we did … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-9-ministerial-rights-part-2/

First Corinthians 9--Ministerial rights, part 1

In chapter 9 Paul seems to stray briefly from the topic of a believer’s freedom to eat meat sacrificed to idols to a discussion of apostolic freedom as a whole. Apparently, Chloe’… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-9-ministerial-rights-part-1/

First Corinthians 8--Meat sacrificed to idols, Part 2

1 Corinthians 8:8, 9 says, 8 But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat [meat sacrificed to idols], nor the better if we do eat. 9 But take c… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/05-2017/first-corinthians-8-meat-sacrificed-to-idols-part-2/

First Corinthians 8--Meat sacrificed to idols, Part 1

Knowing the distinction between knowledge and love is the key to church unity. Matters of conscience tend to bring disunity, and love, rather than force, is the only godly path to… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/04-2017/first-corinthians-8-meat-sacrificed-to-idols-part-1/

First Corinthians 8--Knowledge and Love

Some things are universally acknowledged as truth. Other things are universally acknowledged as false. But many things fall into a disputed realm of disagreement, where one man’s … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/04-2017/first-corinthians-8-knowledge-and-love/

First Corinthians 7--Being Married in Times of Distress, Part 2

After telling the Corinthian church that “the present distress” had made it advisable not to be married, he suggests another advantage to being single. 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 says,… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/04-2017/first-corinthians-7-being-married-in-times-of-distress-part-2/

First Corinthians 7--Being Married in Times of Distress, Part 1

Being married binds together a husband and wife. So Paul says in 1 Corinthians 7:39, “a wife is bound as long as her husband lives.” This is not bondage as such, but it does indic… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/04-2017/first-corinthians-7-being-married-in-times-of-distress-part-1/

First Corinthians 7--On Being Free Slaves

In his discussion about circumcision, Paul concludes in 1 Corinthians 7:20, 20 Let each man remain in that condition in which he was called. In other words, believers ought n… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/04-2017/first-corinthians-4-on-being-free-slaves/