Monthly Archives: November 2011

1 Corinthians 5-8: Bought With A Price

The central chapters of 1 Corinthians stress the importance from abstaining from sexual immorality of ay kind. throughout chapters 5-7, Paul exhorts the Corinthians to flee from all kinds of sexual sin: adultery, prostitution, lust, and more. Now, we know … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1-4: The Foolishness of God

1 Corinthians 1:22-25: 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the … Continue reading

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Acts 18:19-19:41: Do the Demons Know Your Name?

Acts 19:11-16: 11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil … Continue reading

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1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Coming Day

In both 1 and 2 Thessalonians there is a thread of longing for the return of Christ. Paul wrote these letters to a church that was constantly concerned with what the second coming will be like. They wanted to know … Continue reading

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Acts 17-18:18: Mars Hill

Perhaps Paul’s most famous, and misunderstood sermons, is found in Acts 17, where Paul preaches to the intellectuals in Athens atop the Areopagus (“Hill of Ares” = Mars Hill). The reason for this misunderstanding comes largely from our own ideas … Continue reading

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Galatians 4-6: The Fruit of the Spirit

One of the most helpful and beneficial things we can do when reading the Bible is simply this: pay attention. Galatians 5:22-23 is a familiar passage, many of us have it committed to memory, and many of us have read … Continue reading

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Galatians 1-3: No Other Gospel

Galatians 1:6-9: 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble … Continue reading

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