Monthly Archives: July 2010

1 Corinthians 7:1-7

If you don’t have much of a libido, there is a strong case for not getting married.  It is not that getting married is bad, but you can focus on serving God in ways that are quite special.  Jesus even … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6 Review

1 Corinthians seems to worry about what others think of us.  This seems strange because we hear so often that it doesn’t matter what others think of you.  The aim of good beaviour, though, is not that we would have … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Am I free to see any movie that I want?  Yes.  Should I?  No.  Am I free to see any woman I want?  Yes.  Should I?  No.  Am I free to eat whatever I choose?  Yes.  Should I?  No.  All … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6: 9-11

In one of my classes that I teach, I told my students that I love gay men.  I said it to provoke a reaction.  It is not that I am homosexual myself, it is just that we can be such homophobes … 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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1 Corinthians 6: 7,8

It is very unAmerican to back down.  That is according to the 2009 Dodge Ram promotion campaign.  If someone breaks into your house, you should defend your turf with a shotgun.  This sounds tough, but it is not a Christian … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6: 1-6

Christians should not take each other to court.  It creates bad publicity when a Christian takes another to court.  The method here is to get an arbitrator who knows God and that you both trust and work these things through … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5 Review

I can’t say that I like the idea of church discipline.  If you look at how it has been practiced in many churches, the exercise can be vindictive and confused.  The sins that are pursued are the ones that those … Continue reading

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Church and State

1 Corinthians 5:12,13 would indicate that there are different governing standards for the church and state.  The state should have lower standards that the wider community can agree upon.  However, as the Spirit of God leads us into holiness there should … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5: 9-11

The Plymouth Brethren have a notorious rule that if someone in their family is not a believer they will set them apart at mealtimes.  My mother-in-law and father-in-law went to a church that quoted ‘be ye seperate from among them’ and would … Continue reading

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