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Archive for May 2012

1 Corinthians 13

May 31, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – The preeminence of love (:1-3).  This famous chapter on love is found in the middle of Paul’s discussion of spiritual gifts.  It is there for a reason.  The Corinthian brethren were so caught up in their spiritual gifts that in their pursuit of them they had set love […]

1 Corinthians 12

May 30, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Various spiritual gifts (:1-14).  There were varieties of spiritual gifts all given by the same Spirit, and each was given “for the common good…just as He wills.” – The importance of all parts (:15-26).  A less honored part of the body was not to feel inferior to other […]

1 Corinthians 11

May 29, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – The woman’s head covering (:3-16).  Paul began by establishing the order of authority – God, Christ, man, and woman.  He then said that a woman praying or prophesying needed to cover her head.  Why?  To show her position of authority.  This does not mean that she is not […]

1 Corinthians 10

May 28, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Learning from Israel (:1-11).  The Israelites had many blessings provided them, yet they still were not faithful to God.  He punished them accordingly.  What happened with them has been recorded as an example for us. – Overcoming temptation (:12-15).  To overcome temptation we must take heed, look for […]

Nehemiah

May 26, 2012

Two weeks ago we considered the book of Ezra.  Nehemiah continues the story of the rebuilding efforts after the return from exile.  While Ezra focuses on the temple in Jerusalem, Nehemiah focuses on the walls of the city.  When they faced opposition, the people continued working, “for the people had a mind to work” (4:6).  […]

1 Corinthians 9

May 25, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Paul’s rights (:1-15).  The last chapter ended with Paul being willing to give up his rights if it meant keeping someone from stumbling.  Now he takes a stand for his rights when it simply involves someone being critical of him.  He had a right to eat and drink, […]

1 Corinthians 8

May 24, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Things sacrificed to idols.  This whole chapter focuses on how to respond to “things sacrificed to idols.”  Those who know there is only one true God have no problem eating what has been offered to an idol.  Those who are still trying to break free from the idea […]

1 Corinthians 7

May 23, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – A reason to get married (:1-9).  This whole chapter deals with the subject of marriage.  This first part focuses on a reason to get married – to avoid immorality.  When a man and woman marry, their bodies belong to one another; and they have a duty to fulfill […]

1 Corinthians 6

May 22, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Taking brethren to court (:1-11).  If you have a case against a brother, then don’t go before the unrighteous to settle it; go before the saints.  Better yet, accept the wrong and be done with it. – Taking care of the temple of God (:12-20).  Since your body […]

1 Corinthians 5

May 21, 2012

What information does the chapter contain? – Dealing with immoral members.  The whole chapter focuses on how the church should deal with immoral members – “the one who has done this deed would be removed from your midst” (:2).  Why?  “…so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus” (:5).  […]