2 Corinthians 4:1-6 ESV “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of … Continue reading What Utter Hypocrisy!
I am reading now in the book of 2 Corinthians. Paul had just written the Corinthians about the affliction that he had faced where he and his companions despaired of life and felt that they had received the sentence of death. But then he praised the Lord for the deliverance they received from God. And … Continue reading Self-Denial
Learning to Rely on God
2 Corinthians 1:8-11 ESV “For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not … Continue reading Learning to Rely on God
The Lord and Demons Don’t Mix
Summary 1 Corinthians 10:1-20 We are reminded here of what the Israelites went through after they were delivered out of their slavery in Egypt and while they were wandering for forty years in the wilderness, and of how God provided for them, but how the majority of them rebelled against the Lord and thus died … Continue reading The Lord and Demons Don’t Mix
The Way of Escape
Video Talk Summary 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 The children of Israel were delivered from slavery in Egypt via the Lord’s servant Moses, but then they ended up wandering in the wilderness for forty years. During that time the majority of them rebelled against the Lord, and against Moses, the Lord’s servant. For they were idolaters, and … Continue reading The Way of Escape
As Examples for Us
God delivered his children Israel out of slavery in Egypt via his servant Moses. And then the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years. But with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. And God was provoked with those who rebelled and who sinned against him. Thus … Continue reading As Examples for Us
We Need a Revival!
1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” Sexual … Continue reading We Need a Revival!
Video Talk 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 ESV “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human … Continue reading Faithful Stewards
Followers of God, Not of Man
1 Corinthians 3:1-9 ESV “But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For … Continue reading Followers of God, Not of Man
Have Theologians Replaced the Holy Spirit?
1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and … Continue reading Have Theologians Replaced the Holy Spirit?