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Persevering Through Adversity For God’s Glory

Persevering Through Adversity For God’s Glory

  2 Corinthians 2 Verses 1-11 On one of Paul’s previous visits to Corinth, someone was apparently antagonistic toward Paul and threatened the well-being of Corinthian church and the Corinthian believers took action against him. They had apparently expelled him...
How To Use Your Spiritual Gifts

How To Use Your Spiritual Gifts

This entire reading is on one subject: spiritual gifts. Apparently, there was a dispute (imagine that: a dispute in a church!) about the relative value of certain spiritual gifts. Chapter 12 Verses 1-3. Idolatry causes one to be led astray. When we place anything or...

Should Pastors Be Paid

Paul covers a variety of topics ranging from pastoral compensation, to how to properly hold the Lord’s Supper,  Chapter 9 Verses 1-14. Paul considers himself to be an apostle in the same way that Jesus’ first followers, like Peter, were an apostles. That role in...
Sex, Marriage, and Idolatry

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...
Paul Confronts the Corinthians

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...