Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 13 – 20160711

1 Corinthians 13:3  "...it profits me nothing" This isn't a warm fuzzy feeling.  He's speaking of love as it comes from being in Christ.  An all sacrificing love.  Without it, anything you do won't help you in the end.  People find this hard to swallow, but it is the difference between selfishness and self sacrifice.  …

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Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 12 – 20160710

1 Corinthians 12:3  "...no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit" Not just a point of confession of fact.  The Spirit must draw us to Himself in order for us to understand our need for Him and to accept Christ as Lord and savior.  Easiest way to think of the …

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Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 11 – 20160702

1 Corinthians 11:1  "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." Continuation of the last thought from chapter 10.  Paul had expressed denying his own desires to protect a weak brother.  That was the behavior Christ displayed by dying for us.  Therefore we should do the same for fellow believers.  Pretty bold statement.  Paul's focus …

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Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 10 – 20160701

1 Corinthians 10:5  "...with most of them God was not well pleased..." The chapter begins with Paul showing that all of the Israelites of Moses's time were privileged the same.  All were given the same opportunity to follow God.  But many did not.  Even with great privilege, they chose to follow their own desires and …

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Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 8 & 9 – 20160628

Short chapter which speaks to our liberty and the weakness of conscience of others. 1 Corinthians 8:1-3  Paul acknowledges that the Corinthian Christians knew idols weren't real and that food offered to them wasn't affected in any way.  But he reminds them that knowledge isn't always the primary goal.  It can cause pride while love …

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Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 7 – 20160627

1 Corinthians 7:1  "...the things of which you wrote..." From what Paul says in both of the letters we have, he had been writing to and receiving letters from Corinth.  We only have two, but there are indications that there were at least four. 3-5  "...husband render to his wife...also the wife to her husband...wife …

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