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A Conversation and a Conclusion

1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 We have seen passages in which Paul is so blunt that his meaning is hard to miss, but from our perspective, this is not one of those. If we aren’t careful, we can quote verses from this … Continue reading

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Interesting and Brilliant

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we … Continue reading

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Paul has some serious warnings

1 Corinthians 1-13 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and … Continue reading

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A bit of exhortation

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get … Continue reading

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Self Sacrifice

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I … Continue reading

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I Have Rights!

1 Corinthians 9:1-18 Assuming that you have read these verses, I must begin by reminding you that we are still in a section about Idolatry, and food sacrificed to idols specifically, in this letter of correction and instruction to the … Continue reading

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Pray with boldness!

How often do we pray with boldness?  No, I mean with real boldness…? Do we ask God for big things, as opposed to routine things?  Do we ask God to take the battle right to the enemy, or to win … Continue reading

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