Monthly Archives: June 2010

1 Corinthians 3:1-4

How would you cope if someone pointed out that you were immature?  It is the kind of accusation that generally needs to be made by someone who really loves another.  In such cases the truth might be received.  In most … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 2 Review

As a question of method and not of content, notice how chapter 2 does not hold together as a unit. Who knows what was in the mind of the person who was allowed to divide up 1 Corinthians!  My point is that … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 2:11-16

God is under no obligation to reveal himself.  He is a person and he is sovereign. As a person he thinks in ways that are not always clear to those who are not in the know.  For example, is it God’s judgment … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 2:6-10

Christians will find themselves in opposition to authorities when they become active.  This is very obvious in Muslim countries where talking about Jesus can get you killed (apart from references to him as Isa the prophet).  However, in secularized democracies … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 2:1-5

In Greek rhetoric it was agreed that you could boast in your weaknesses if it proved your point.  In England, where I grew up, people tended to moan about their weakness.  English pessimism and negativity has really come home to me … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1 Review

Review: To remember things it is best to revew them.  It would be good for us to review now what we have studied.  It should not take you long to read the first chapter.  Look for the introduction, the thanksgiving … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1:26-31

The Corinthian Christians did not contain only the elite of society.  What can we say about a religion that appeals to the poor, the disenfranchised or the unlearned?  I think that the character of a god who appeals to the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1:18-25

I tend to get involved in apologetics.  I don’t mean to, but I sometimes doubt my faith.  I sometimes get afraid that I am an idiot for believing what I do.  I used to read Richard Dawkins and be in … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1:10-17

I have been a member of a number of churches that have had divisions.  One church had a split over how women participated in the services, that same church then struggled when virtually all of their younger members left.  I … Continue reading

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1 Corinthian 1:4-9

There is a difference between knowing that an idea is true in your head and seeing that idea worked out in reality.  Paul owned the gospel of Christ when he came to Corinth.  He knew that it was the powerful … Continue reading

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