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First Corinthians - Part 1

First Corinthians - Part 1

The lesson on September 14, 2014 was part 1 of the "First Corinthians" study.  We learn why we should study Corinthians... to learn about speaking in tongues 1Cor 12-14; factions within the church 1:11,12; abuses of the Lord's supper 1Cor 11; taking of believers to law before the unbeliever  6:1-8; food and idols 8:1-3; marriage and how it should work in the "time is short" age of the Acts 7:1-40 and denying the resurrection 15:12.  This lesson looks at the first 9 verses and shows what Paul is communicating to the Corinthian church during the book of Acts.  The scripture reading was from...

First Corinthians - Part 2

First Corinthians - Part 2

The lesson on September 28, 2014 was part 2 of the "First Corinthinans" study.  This lesson continued in chapter 1 but focused on answering these questions:A) Paul was called – he had a calling that related directly to the Corinthians and Acts believers so, 1.What is PAul’s calling after Acts 28 and 2.How does that effect us? B) How was Paul’s ministry different and the same in the Acts?  and C) Can you explain why it would be wrong to be of the “Paul” group if the mystery was revealed in Acts?  The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 KJV

"1 Paul, called to be an apostle...

First Corinthians - Part 3

First Corinthians - Part 3

The lesson on October 5, 2014 was part 3 of the "First Corinthians" study.  This lesson looked at Paul trying to solve the divisions found in Corinthians where groups were claiming they were part of an apostles group.  Paul was clarifying how these groups should be unified under the message of Jesus Christ because he has the authority. Baptism was the source of confusion because those were claiming their baptism came from this apostle or another.  Paul clarified that he was glad he had not baptized many because he could not be part of the divisions.  Paul clarified that baptism was not the...

First Corinthians - Part 4

First Corinthians - Part 4

The lesson on October 12, 2014 was part 4 of the "First Corinthians" study.  This lesson looked at baptism comparing the many baptisms found in the old testament and new testament, particularly that of water baptism, compared to the one baptism taught by the Apostle PAul in Ephesians 4:4-6 KJV "4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.  Something changed at the end of Acts and we learn that PAul was given a secret to reveal to the...

First Corinthians - Part 5

First Corinthians - Part 5

The lesson on October 19, 2014 was part 5 of the "First Corinthians" study and finished chapter one.   Recapping the previous week, this lesson opened up with a review of the divisions that Paul was disbanding in the promotion of the gospel of Christ, which was not baptism.  The study this week looked at the activities of the Apostle Paul and considered the thought that if Paul is the apostle to the Gentiles, suggesting that Christians speak in tongues because Paul spoke in tongues.  The problem with this logic is that the book of Acts ends and Paul then receives a new message that changes...

First Corinthians - Part 6

First Corinthians - Part 6

The lesson on October 26, 2014 was part 6 of the "First Corinthians" study.  A discussion on wisdom started the message where when we explain something to children the usually respond with "why?".  You can continue to answer but eventually you have to come to the end which is usually "I don't know".  This is where we have to admit that we don't really know but we yield to God because that is the way He created it.  In chapter two of Corinthians, Paul was exercising judgement, which is what we as Christians should be doing!  But doesn't the scriptures say "Judge not, lest ye be judged"?. ...

First Corinthians - Part 7

First Corinthians - Part 7

The lesson on November 2, 2014 was part 7 of the "First Corinthians" study.  Continuing in chapter two, the lesson this week provides a recap of verses 1-6 but spends the rest of the time on clarifying what mystery is being identified in verse 7.  There is an article for each lesson that is taught on First Corinthians and this identifies the 27 times the word "mystery" appears in the New Testament.  As a student of scripture, we must take a look and understand all the mysteries or secrets that are spoken of in scripture.  The mystery of 1 Corinthians 2:7 takes us to Matthew 13 and...

First Corinthians - Part 8

First Corinthians - Part 8

The lesson on November 8, 2014 was part 8 of the "First Corinthians" study and finished chapter two. We continued to learn about the hidden wisdom that was in the Old Testament scriptures that required an Apostle to explain and expose the hidden wisdom to a body of believers who can understand the meat of scripture.  Paul was not able to share this hidden wisdom with the church in Corinth because they were spritual babies.  Even thought they had demonstrated the spiritual gifts given to believers at that time in Acts, they were ignorant of scripture and were considered spirtual babbies. We...

First Corinthians - Part 9

First Corinthians - Part 9

The lesson on November 23, 2014 was part 9 of the "First Corinthians" study.  Chapter three opens up with Paul explaining how he cannot teach the meaty things of scripture (spiritual meat) because they are babes in Christ living on milk.  There was some divisions discussed and Paul was emphasizing they should not focus on creating divisions but be spiritual instead of carnal.  This was causing envying, stife and divisions.  The Greek word that gives us envying is the same word that is used for zealousy.  Zealousy can be good or bad.  Zeal has to be with knowledge.  The lesson showed how a...

First Corinthians - Part 10

First Corinthians - Part 10

The lesson on November 30, 2014 was part 10 of the "First Corinthians" study.  This lesson continues to look at the structure of chapter 2 & 3 and the spiritual problem of babies.  Wayne uses statistics to describe things to do with God (theta in the formula) and how God releases information to us so we may look at God through the scriptures and update our walk (x in the formula).  We learned of "Baye's Rule" which explains how we may be perfected with right division where our understanding is updated with truth so we may be better stewards of the scriptures.  He reminded us of the...

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