1 Corinthians 16
1Co 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
PAUL INSTRUCTS THE CORINTHIANS TO GIVE ON A consistent basis.
Giving is an expression of the life that we have received in Christ. Continue reading Two Sides To Giving
1 Corinthians 15
1Co 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
IN THIS CHAPTER, PAUL OUTLINES what the gospel he preached is.
In this our day, the gospel is many things to many Continue reading The Gospel
1 Corinthians 14
1Co 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
IN THIS WONDERFUL AND GLORIOUS CHAPTER, Paul is talking about the private use of speaking in ecstasy. Continue reading Private Use of Tongues
1 Corinthians 13
1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when
I became a man, I put away childish things. Continue reading GROW UP
1 Corinthians 12
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRIT IS FOR THE PROFIT OF ALL.
The word translated manifestation “phanerōsis” means exhibition. It means to display, to make manifest. Continue reading Expect The Manifestation of The Spirit
1 Corinthians 11
1Co 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
THE GREEK WORD TRANSLATED FOLLOWER IS IMITATOR. We are astonished that a man is asking God’s children to follow him as he follows Christ. Continue reading BE A FOLLOWER
1 Corinthians 10
1Co 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
YES, MANY THINGS ARE LAWFUL especially now that we are under the dispensation of grace. Continue reading Do The Expedient Not The Lawful
1 Corinthians 9
1Co 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
DISCIPLINE OF THE MIND AND THE BODY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE even in our walk with God.
The phrase, I keep under my body, is from the Greek word “hupōpiazō”. This word is also used in Continue reading SELF DISCIPLINE
1 Corinthians 8
1 Corinthians 8:13
Why, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world stands, lest I make my brother to offend.
THE MAJOR THING PAUL IS DRAWING our attention to here is how to live selfless lives. Continue reading Be Considerate of Others
1 Corinthians 7
1Co 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
THIS IS A WONDERFUL COUNSEL FROM the Great Apostle Paul.
His major aim is to keep us all focused on the most important thing: which is the ministry of the gospel. Continue reading The Fashion of This World Is Passing Away