Monthly Archives: September 2010

Capernaum

I went to Israel with Moody Bible Institute a few years ago.  I didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to go.  How could being in the land where the Bible took place enrich a book full of such … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians Review

On this blog we have traveled through the whole of the book of 1 Corinthians together.  We started by looking into the background of Corinth.  We understood that it was a cosmopolitan city in ancient Greece which was located on a thin … Continue reading

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Kissing in Church

The church in Corinth was encouraged to kiss.  There was nothing sexual about it, just an outward sign of friendship.  In France people still greet each other in this way, but the use of kissing in church is culturally weighted.  In … Continue reading

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Paul’s Missionary Community

Paul is a member of a missionary community motivated by love.  The primary love that they share is not their love for one another, but their love for God and his work.  Paul explains his desire to be with the Corinthians, … Continue reading

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Is the Bible Marxist?

Paul took a collection from Corinth and was having it taken to Jerusalem.  Corinth was relatively wealthy and the Christians in Jerusalem were poor.  This could be labeled a redistribution of wealth.  Redistribution of wealth is often thought of as … Continue reading

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A New Body

I’m aching because I played two games of soccer outside this last weekend.  Someone whacked me in the ankle too.  I wish I had a body that didn’t struggle to bounce back.  I think of my grandmother and how she … Continue reading

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Baptism for the Dead

In 1 Corinthians 15 there is a mention of baptism for the dead.  It seems that those who lived in Corinth were currently being baptised for the dead.  This could mean (1) That living believers were being baptised for believers who had died … Continue reading

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