Paul once again brings up God’s servants because the Corinthians did not view them properly. In Chapter 3, he said that Paul and Apollos were simply God’s servants, they were instruments in the hand of God, one planted, and the other watered, but God gave the growth. They were “plow-boys” and “water-boys, ” therefore, … More Performance review for Christian ministers and exposing pride and self sufficiency.
In the previous lesson in 1 Corinthians we began to examine Paul’s analogy of the church being a building, and that the apostle laid the True Foundation, Jesus Christ. He then warns them to be careful of how they build. In this section we are going to see the rewards and responsibilities of Christians, particularly … More Building the church God’s way, the temple of God, and all things are yours.
The Corinthians had become followers of men, and needed to repent of their personality cults and view ministry properly. Before Paul could correct their sectarianism he had to address the root cause of their worldliness, arrogance, and immaturity. In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul taught them that true wisdom was based on Jesus Christ and Him … More Factionalism, servants of Christ, and the One Foundation
At our church we began a study of Paul’s first letter the Corinthians, a church that was gifted, yet immature. Paul’s letter to them is designed to correct their understanding. The verses I taught on were 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority … More Cross-centered ministry, the wisdom of God, and the work of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 27:28-31 They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. 29 And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 They spat on Him, and … More Christ Crucified: The Crown of Thorns and the Crown of Life
One of the most startling aspects of the death of Christ was the fact that He chose to die. Not only did He chose to die, His life was not technically taken from Him, but He gave up His life. Evil men did what they wanted to to Him, but what they did was what … More Christ Crucified: The Voluntariness of Christ’s Death
As we approach the Christmas season, as Christians we naturally begin to think about the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. In this passage the first promise of the Gospel is given, but the context of this promise is the curse upon that serpent of old, Satan. Here’s a recent Bible study lesson … More Christ Crucified: The Seed of the Woman