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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...
Worldly Wisdom Verses Godly Wisdom

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...

What Is Our Responsibility To Other Christians?

How are we to treat others who differ in matters of conscience? Paul gives us the principles we need to build and maintain the unity of the faith. Romans 13:1-7 Paul teaches Christians to be subject to governmental authorities. Paul wants Christians to be good...

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...