1 Corinthians 12:1-11

(1 Corinthians 12:1-11) - Basic Theology of Spiritual Gifts. Chapters 12-14 contain the most thorough of expositions on spiritual gifts in the NT. It's important to remember the foundation upon which this discussion is built before really diving into it. Two major themes we've seen are... 1. The difference between human wisdom and God's wisdom …

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1 Corinthians 11:11-22

(1 Corinthians 11:11-22) - Order in the Church. Paul's completion of the discussion on head coverings reveals several key things... - Paul is a firm believer in the equality of importance of the sexes. God made both male and female in His image and both are equally beautiful to Him. (11-12) - Men and Women, …

1 Corinthians 11:1-10

(1 Corinthians 11:1-10) - Head coverings Remember that Paul is in the middle of teaching about the Christian's use of their freedom. This continues as he makes remarks about proper etiquette in worship services. It's pretty powerful to have such a testimony that you can encourage people to follow your example (v.1). If we are …

1 Corinthians 10:23-33

(1 Corinthians 10:23-33) - "...for conscience sake..." Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. There is much more that goes into decision making than mere legal allowance. Our standard should be much higher. This is true in every area of life. My goal should not be to only do what I can. My goal …

1 Corinthians 10:12-22

(1 Corinthians 10:12-22) - Flee from idolatry Based on what was mentioned in verses 1-11, it would be foolish for someone to think that by ascribing to a pattern of human wisdom, one could still escape the inevitable consequences. Eventually, thinking and living like the world will lead to deep pain and suffering. Going the …

1 Corinthians 10:1-11

(1 Corinthians 10:1-11) - "...they were written down for our instruction..." Paul continues the point he makes near the end of chapter 9, namely, following God and His wisdom requires discipline and sacrifice. In Israel, specifically around the times that Paul is referring to, every person had the same blessing of seeing God and watching …