Archive for March, 2012

Punished for Our Good

March 31, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 27-32, Paul explains that God punishes us to prevent us from being condemned.

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Famous Words

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Verses 23-26 are a famous summary of the bread and wine.

These two elements are a small part of the traditional Seder meal.

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Lord’s Supper

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 20-22 and 33-34, Paul criticizes the Corinthians’ celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Don’t go to church expecting to get filled up, even for a full Seder. Go with a spiritual focus on the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice.

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Church Fights

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Paul seems to indicate, in verses 17-19, that church fights are inevitable, because some people will go to church without the right attitude.

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Paul’s Take on Hair

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 2-16, Paul explains his position on hair and head coverings.

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March 26, 2012 Leave a comment

“Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ” (v. 1).

What a bold claim.

But if I followed Jesus’ example consistently, I could get away with making this suggestion, too.

Categories: 1 corinthians, Christ, paul

Outline of 1 Corinthians 11

March 25, 2012 Leave a comment
  1. Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ
  2. Hair and head coverings, gender issues
  3. Jesus’ words at the Last Supper
  4. Review of proper behavior at the Lord’s Supper
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Serve Others

March 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Our focus should be others, not ourselves (verses 32-33).

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March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

In verses 27-31, Paul tells us to appreciate good gifts, particularly from non-Christians.

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Don’t Ask

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’re enjoying a gift or a good time, don’t ask where it came from.

Paul tells us, in verses 25-26, that this makes things more complicated than they need to be.

Just appreciate what you’ve been given.

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