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Sep 17, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

This passage is about the faithfulness of God's people and the coming day of judgment regarding that faithfulness.  "It is required of stewards that they be found faithful" (1 Cor 4:2).  God's evaluation is always right and in accordance with what is true.  According to this text,...

Sep 10, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:18-23

A strong case can be made that the deepest root of the disease of sin is pride.  The Bible has a lot to say about pride.  "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall" (Prov 16:18).  "When pride comes, then comes disgrace" (Prov 11:2).  "God opposes...

Sep 4, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

In our passage, Paul changes from an agricultural metaphor to an architectural metaphor, in describing the church. In 1 Corinthians 3:9 the apostle had said "You are God’s field, God’s building." In that verse we see both pictures. In today’s section, the church now is...

Aug 27, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

In 1 Corinthians 3 Paul returns to the issue with which he began his letter, namely the dissension that had plagued the congregation.  Here Paul goes to the root of the problem.  The Corinthian Christians had not grown much in their communion with God.  Paul calls them "people of...

Aug 20, 2023

Scripture Reading: Acts 27:13-26

This week Pastor Cosand enjoys a well deserved vacation. In his absence, Bethel Baptist Church had the privilege and pleasure of hosting Reverand Greg Hands, former Pastor of Woodhaven Bible Church.