Monthly Archives: June 2010

1 Corinthians 4: 14-17

 I know that some of us find it difficult to deal with Paul’s tone in his letters.  He seems forceful and even aggressive at times.  However, some parents are forceful and aggressive when they need to be.  As an elementary school … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 4: 8-13

There is a form of Christianity that is out for self-gain – it is popular but false.  We are called to be witnesses for God.  The first command is not to look out for ourselves, but to love the LORD … Continue reading

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Dismal English Sports

The English are not really doing well at sports.  Unless you have an overbearing parent or positively motivated parent there is little else to move English youth in the right direction.  I think that this is borne out by ridiculous … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 4: 6,7

The Bible reveals that all gifts, skills, talents, and abilities come from God.  This means that when someone does well at church, home, school, or work we should first think of God who gave the skill and secondly the conduit … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 4: 1-5

I frequently think of verse 4.  My conscience is clear, but it is the Lord who judges me.  The first time I read it it struck me as true that I can not trust my own judgment of myself.  I … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3 (Review)

After asserting that the Corinthians should not get caught up in human-generated wisdom, Paul goes on to point out that human beings are inferior to Christ.  That Christ is not just another human is assumed.  In all of the dealing … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3:18-23

We tend to deceive ourselves.  When we get a little education we think that we know something.  I often think of Richard Dawkins as the pinnacle of this kind of pride.  A little knowledge in his speciality gives him authority … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3:16, 17

Grammar matters.  I know that many of us don’t like to hear that.  We want to read the Bible and have it tell us what we think it says rather than what it really says.  The two verses that we … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Paul has natural abilities as a communicator and as an administrator.  We see this in his command of pagan literature and even in the small detail of how he held the coats at Stephen’s stoning.  However, these natural talents and … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3:5-9

“We are al in this together.” How often and in what situations have you heard this phrase?  Jesus pointed out the comon sense behind this kind of statement when he stated that a kingdom that is divided can not stand.  … Continue reading

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