Posts tagged with: Drash

Love, Prophesy, Tongues and Knowledge

Last week I said that while it is often exciting to see these gifts of the Ruachin action, what I long for in our congregation, is that we receive and give out the love of Yeshua. Sha’ul prioritises the fruit...

1 Corinthians 13 – God’s Love shining in our hearts

I am amazed how Adonai leads me as an individual, how He confirms His Word through multiple witnesses. Now I watch Him lead our congregation, confirming his Word as we walk together. As a congregation we have been working our...

1 Corinthians 12b – One Body Many Members

In chapter 12 “Sha’ul first deals with the diversity of gifts in the one body of Messiah, [and then addresses] the problem of the people’s taking pride in having this or that gift from the Spirit, or feeling inferior because...

1 Corinthians 12a – Spiritual Gifts

These next three chapters are all about the things of the Ruach. David Stern puts it this way, “Sha’ul first deals with the diversity of gifts in the one body of Messiah (12:1-12:31a), apparently addressing the problem of the people’s...

1 Corinthians 10 – Israel’s History, Warnings and Directions

Today we close out the section on idolatry. Sha’ul uses specific examples from Israel’s history in the Torah that demonstrate Adonai’s response toward the idolatry of His own people. He then moves on to explain the reasons behind why participating...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...