Posts with the tag “1-corinthians”

1 Corinthians 2:1-16
September 29th, 2017
Paul is explaining to the Corinthian church the way in which he is able to preach. He wants them to understand that, ultimately, human wisdom will always fall short when compared with wisdom that come...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 15:42-58
September 21st, 2017
In this passage, Paul talks a lot about both the physical and spiritual aspects of our being. He points out that "the first man Adam" is the origin of our physical body, while the "last Adam" is the r...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 13
September 20th, 2017
Without love as the center of it all, without love being our motivator and the spirit in which we operate, Paul says that prophecy, knowledge, and even fullness of faith is useless and has no value. B...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
September 19th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is comparing a physical body to the body of Christ. A physical body would not be able to function half as well as it does if all of the separate parts did the exact same thing or...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 10:23-33
September 18th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is stating that even though we have the freedom to do and say as we please, we should be mindful of our actions because they can and will be seen by those we have influence on. T...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
September 13th, 2017
Holy. We serve a Holy God.The hard truth here: He demands our all. In the previous chapter Paul encourages believers to run their race with intentionality. “Run in such a way as to get the prize,” he ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
September 12th, 2017
Paul mentions victory, but that isn't the point. What Paul is emphasizing is the journey we have to take to reach that final victory or, as Paul puts it, the "strict training" we must endure. This is ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
September 7th, 2017
In this passage Paul tells us the sheer weight of sexual sin. Like the passage says our bodies are not meant for sexual immorality, but we are meant for the Lord. Everything that we are and have from ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 6:1-11
September 7th, 2017
Paul mentions how we are subject not only to one heavenly judgment, but also to human judgment here on Earth, regardless of whether or not Earthly judgment is under the authority of Jesus. However, he...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 4:14-21
September 5th, 2017
In previous verses, Paul had made the Corinthians aware of the divisions that were taking place among them. He was reminding them of his role as a spiritual father, asking them to imitate him in order...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 4:1-13
September 5th, 2017
To put this passage into context, Paul is referencing back to verse 5 in 1 Corinthians 3. "What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
August 31st, 2017
In this passage, Paul informs believers that since the Holy Spirit lives in us upon salvation, and since we have the written Word at our fingertips, we have direct access to God’s mind, and therefore ...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
August 30th, 2017
Paul wants the Corinthian church to know that they follow Jesus, not Apollos or himself. Paul did a lot of work and mission for the people in Corinth, as well did Apollos, and there was often competit...  Read More
by Devon McCoy
1 Corinthians 1:1-17
August 29th, 2017
Because of Paul’s frequent correspondence with the church in Corinth, we know a great deal about this early body of believers. His letters to the Corinthians are perhaps the most often referenced of t...  Read More
by Devon McCoy