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Oct 29, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:1-8

To this point in the letter, Paul has addressed two issues in the Corinthian church … divisions, and immorality.  Now he introduces a third, grievous problem that plagued the Christian community there, namely that people of the fellowship were taking others from the fellowship to...

Oct 23, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

In continuing to write about the immorality which the Corinthian church had failed to address, Paul broadens his discussion about the nature of the church. Apparently, the church in Corinth had developed a faulty view of themselves, as well as a faulty view of unbelievers outside...

Oct 15, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8

In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul turns to another issue in the church in Corinth.  It is the tolerance of a particularly heinous and public sin.  Some man in the fellowship had been carrying on with a cohabiting and sexual relationship with his step-mother.  Such a relationship, Paul says,...

Oct 8, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:14-21

Concluding his exhortations regarding pride and factions in the Corinthian church, Paul calls on the Christians there (and here) to receive instruction from two sources: the instruction of what is written (1 Cor 4:14,15), and the instruction of example (1 Cor 4:16,17).


Oct 1, 2023

Scripture Reading: Daniel 9:1-11

We would have to agree with Paul that often "we do not know what to pray for as we ought" (Rom 8:26).  There is help in the Scriptures, instructing us in how to pray.  For example, the Lord's Prayer is a pattern for our prayers.  And there are verses like 1 Jn 5:14 which teach us how to...