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Nov 27, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9

1 Corinthians 7 begins a new section of the letter in which Paul answers some specific concerns the Corinthians had written him about.  These issues are marked out by the words "now concerning" (cf. 1 Cor 7:1,25; 8:1; 12:1; 161;1).  The first issue concerns a range of matters pertaining...

Nov 19, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Continuing his assault on the varied forms of sexual sin, Paul contrasts the nature of sexual immorality with the nature of Christianity … ending with the pointed reminder that we are not the ultimate owners of our lives.  "You are not your own" has special meaning for...

Nov 12, 2023


Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Drawing a sharp contrast between Christians and unbelievers, Paul makes a staggering and categorical statement … "the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Cor 6:9).  The apostle then proceeds to describe some of the people in the category of 'the unrighteous,'...

Nov 5, 2023

Scripture Reading: 1 John 1:1-10

While Pastor Cosand enjoys a well deserved vacation, Bethel Baptist Church is delighted once again to host Reverend Ian Leslie.  Reverend Leslie is the former Executive Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Trenton.