Category Archives: Paul

entrusted with a stewardship

1 Corinthians 9:15-17 1Co 9:15 But I have not made use of these rights.  And I have not written these things for it to become so for me, because it would be better to die than for someone to take … Continue reading

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a gospel first decision

1 Corinthians 9:11-14 1Co 9:11 If we have planted spiritual gifts among you, would it not be great if we will reap material benefits from you? 1Co 9:12 If others have the right to share in the product from you, … Continue reading

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unique — so genuine

1 Corinthians 9:1-7 1Co 9:1 Am I not free? Am I not a missionary? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? 1Co 9:2 If to others I am not a missionary, at … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:5-9 1Co 7:5 Do not be depriving one another, except in those times when you both agree to it, so that you can devote yourselves to prayer, then come back together again, so that Satan might not tempt … Continue reading

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reverse strategy

PROCLAIM, LET GOD PERSUADE 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 1 Remember when I first came to you, brothers? I did not come with a lofty word or wisdom, as I proclaimed to you the testimony of God.   2 Because I had decided … Continue reading

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getting out of the way

IT’S ABOUT THE ROCK, NOT THE ROCK STAR 1 Corinthians 1:14-17 14 I am thankful to God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one might brag about having been baptized in my … Continue reading

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God working at church

HOW TO START PRAYING FOR YOUR CHURCH 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 4 I am always thanking my God about you, because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 because of all the ways you were … Continue reading

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we still need grace

CALLED FROM BROKENNESS TO HOLINESS 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 1 Paul, a called missionary of Jesus Christ by God’s choice, and Sosthenes the brother, 2 to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in … Continue reading

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Pushy Paul

Romans 15:22-33 22 This is why I was often kept from coming to you. 23 But now there is nothing more to keep me in these regions, and I have for many years desired to come to you 24 on … Continue reading

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justice delayed–God’s will accomplished

Acts 23:12-24:27 Those guarding Paul knew that the accusations against him were false.  They took great pains to protect him against the wrath of the non-Christian Jews.  The Holy Spirit delivered Paul by letting his nephew overhear the plot against … Continue reading

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