1 Corinthians 9 – Self Sacrifice for the Good News

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Teachings, Video
1 Corinthians 9 – Self Sacrifice for the Good News

As we mentioned last week, chapter 8 frames the problem of eating meat sacrificed to idols and our freedom in Messiah, chapter 9 has Sha’ul giving himself as an example, and chapter 10 provides examples from Israel’s history, warnings and directions. Sha’ul uses his own example to demonstrate how self-sacrifice can further the Kingdom of […]

1 Corinthians 8 – Idol Sacrifices

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Teachings, Video
1 Corinthians 8 – Idol Sacrifices

We now begin a new section in the letter to Corinth. Sha’ul is responding to the questions around meat sacrificed to idols and our freedom in Messiah. Chapter 8 frames the problem; Chapter 9 has Sha’ul giving himself as an example; Chapter 10 provides additional examples from Israel’s history, and then concludes with specific warnings […]

1 Corinthians 7 – Marriage & Living as we are Called

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Teachings
1 Corinthians 7 – Marriage & Living as we are Called

It is with great trepidation that I seek to share these words of Sha’ul and Yeshua. Although I can not repent of behalf of all the evils that have been done because of misogyny, I can repent for my part. I can also confess that the sins that have been committed by men against women […]

1 Corinthians 6 – Freedom in Messiah, Gnosticism and Sexual Behavior

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Teachings, Video
1 Corinthians 6 – Freedom in Messiah, Gnosticism and Sexual Behavior

Freedom in Messiah vs. Freedom to Sin When we began the teaching of 1 Corinthians, we discussed several literary characteristics that are part of this letter.[i] One of these has to do with the “sayings of the Corinthians.”[ii] These sayings include direct quotes from previous correspondence which Sha’ul prefaces by saying, “One of you says” […]

1 Corinthians 6 – Disputes and Morality

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Teachings, Video
1 Corinthians 6 – Disputes and Morality

Here is the Video link for PART 1 and PART 2 of the teaching.  This chapter seems to be still answering the issues that Chloe’s household brought up. The believers were taking each other to civil court for a variety of issues. Also, this chapter contains one of my favourite passages. [Read 1 Cor. 6][i] […]

1 Corinthians 5 – Remove the Hametz

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Teachings

Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) wrote about why he felt that pride was the most grievous of all sins, “In order to overcome their pride, God punishes certain men by allowing them to fall into sins of the flesh, which though they be less grievous are more evidently shameful. … From this indeed the gravity of pride […]

1 Corinthians 4 – Imitate Me

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Teachings
1 Corinthians 4 – Imitate Me

Paul says later in 11:1, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Messiah.” Too many times we try telling others how to live. It is always much better to show them. This is the essence of discipleship that Yeshua demonstrated. Whenever Yeshua found someone, what did he call them to do? … […]

1 Corinthians 3 – What Am I?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Teachings
1 Corinthians 3 – What Am I?

How many of you have felt the frustration at your work, where you are asked to something that is not within your responsibility? Or has your success and failure depended upon the results or inputs of others, but you don’t have the authority to direct these people? Or have you experienced the anger of others, […]

1 Corinthians 2 – Wisdom of God

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Teachings
1 Corinthians 2 – Wisdom of God

For the next couple of chapters, we are discussing the third reason that Paul wrote this letter. This reason is that the Congregation had splintered into factions based upon different teachers. In this chapter we see Paul describing the style of teaching and preaching that he used. In the following two chapters we see that […]

1 Corinthians 1 – Issue of Church Divisions

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Audio, Teachings
1 Corinthians 1 – Issue of Church Divisions

[AUDIO FILE] The third reason that Paul wrote this letter is addressed first. This reason is that the Congregation had splintered into factions based upon different teachers. But before Paul starts into his critique, he begins with a note of thanksgiving. [Read 1 Cor. 1:4-31][i] (Vs. 4-6) I think that Paul is wise even in […]

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