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Sex, Marriage, and Idolatry

Chapter 6 Verses 1-11. In addition to the incest that was described in the previous chapter, Paul adds to the list of evils in which the Corinthians were apparently engaging. There were apparent legal disputes within the fellowship and rather than handle their...

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Paul Confronts the Corinthians

The Corinthians had some serious problems in their fellowship. How did Paul address them?   1 Corinthians 3 Verses 1-4. The Corinthians are immature and not ready for godly wisdom (see 1 Corinthians 2:6). Their misplaced loyalty has caused divisions in their...

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Worldly Wisdom Verses Godly Wisdom

This week we are reading the conclusion of Romans (I think I hear a sigh of relief from some of you) and the introduction to 1 Corinthians. There is actually some overlap in the two books in these readings. Conflict comes up in both churches. Seems like things haven't...

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Be Transformed

  Bible Reading for the Week of January 20, 2019 Reflections on Romans 10-12   Romans 10:1-4 This section is a continuation of the preceding discussion about the nation of Israel. There are three significant truths in this section. First, passion for God...

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Holy Ceramics

Bible Reading for the Week of January 14, 2019 Reflections on Romans 7-9    This is a dense section of Scripture with many important theological truths. My goal in this post is to distill to the essence of Paul’s message focusing on those portions of the passages that...

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Moving Toward Sanctification

Bible Reading for the Week of January 7, 2019 Reflections on Romans 4-6   We Are Saved By Grace Alone To understand this section of Romans, we must understand Paul’s basic premise in chapter 3. We are saved (or justified) by grace alone. There is nothing we can do to...

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The Gospel Makes No Sense

Bible Reading for the Week of January 1, 2019: Romans 1-3    The Gospel Of Jesus Makes No Sense The Gospel of Jesus Christ doesn’t even make sense in our modern culture. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is that Jesus died for sinners. Sinners are made right with God, not...

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