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First Corinthians 12--The Test of Loyalty

Paul begins his comments on spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:1-3, 1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware [ignorant or uninformed]. 2 You … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-the-test-of-loyalty/

First Corinthians 12--Spiritual gifts

The use of spiritual gifts is the third issue regarding public worship that Paul discusses in his first letter to the Corinthians. The first was the use of veils, the second was C… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-spiritual-gifts/

First Corinthians 11--Bloodguilt

Paul concludes his comments on Communion by saying “Therefore…” 1 Corinthians 11:27 says, 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-bloodguilt/

First Corinthians 11--The Lord's Supper

Paul acknowledged that factions existed in the church and then said in 1 Corinthians 11:20, 20 Therefore, when you meet together, it is NOT to eat the Lord’s Supper… In other… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-the-lords-supper/

First Corinthians 11--Separation of powers

In 1 Corinthians 10:16-21, Paul began his comments on the meaning of Communion. But before finishing, he interrupted his study in order to teach about the advisability of eating f… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-separation-of-powers/

First Corinthians 11--Submission to men

Paul’s conclusion in regard to coverings is given in 1 Corinthians 11:14, 15, 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15 b… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-submission-to-men/

First Corinthians 11--Veils and denominations

When we first came to Christ, we were spiritually immature. We were children in need of discipline to learn obedience. But children ought to grow up, for the purpose of discipline… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-veils-and-denominations/

First Corinthians 11--Veils and coverings, part 2

There are many important topics that are not discussed fully in Scripture. This is especially true of the Old Testament. When the law was given, much explanation was needed later … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-veils-and-coverings-part-2/

First Corinthians 11--Veils and Coverings, part 1

Paul speaks of the practice of covering one’s head in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6, 4 Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying, disgraces his head. 5 But eve… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-11-veils-and-coverings-part-1/

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/