1st Corinthians – Chapter 9

Paul continues with with his argument from chapter 8 about our personal rights as believers must be subordinated to the larger commitment not to cause another believer to stumble. Paul gives personal examples of his giving up his own rights for the sake of others. Paul had never pressed his rights nor was he seekingContinue reading “1st Corinthians – Chapter 9”

1st Corinthians – Chapter 8

Beginning in chapter 8 through chapter 11, Paul addresses the question the had about food that was offered to idols. In the Greco-Roman world there were temples and shrines dedicated to pagan gods. It was common for worshippers to offer animal sacrifices and the excess meat was sold in the market place by the paganContinue reading “1st Corinthians – Chapter 8”

1st Corinthians – Chapter 7

In chapter 7, Paul starts addressing the questions that the Corinthian church had asked him from their letter. Paul begins with marriage. Paul’s preference is singleness, but he recognizes that both marriage and the single life are among the gifts that God gives to various people. Paul encourages most Christians to get married because ofContinue reading “1st Corinthians – Chapter 7”

1st Corinthians – Chapter 6

In chapter 6, Paul tells us that we, the believers, will judge the world, and we will even judge the angels. Stop and let that sink in for a minute. We will judge the world, what a responsibility that Jesus has given us. In spite of that responsibility, we can’t even resolve our own conflictsContinue reading “1st Corinthians – Chapter 6”

1st Corinthians – Chapter 5

In verses 1 through 5 Paul confronts sexual immorality in the church and instructs the Christian’s to expel a shameless offender from their fellowship. Sexual immortality is any form of illicit sexual activity. In verses 9 through 13 the church is to discipline anyone in the church who is known to be living in sin.Continue reading “1st Corinthians – Chapter 5”