Posts tagged with: Teaching

What We Believe – The Scriptures

For the next several weeks we are going to focus on our fourth doctrinal statement, which could have been our first. We will spend several weeks on this statement, because in many ways it is the foundation of our lives;...

Fear God, Honour the Emperor

This weekend we have the federal elections. As I was studying the candidates that are running, there were two criteria that I looked at. I first looked at the stated objectives of the party, especially with regards to social issues,...

The Foundation of our Faith: The Resurrection – Part 2

“If Chapter 13 is the great ‘love chapter’ of the New Testament, [Chapter 15] is its great ‘resurrection chapter.’”[i] The physical resurrection of Yeshua from the dead, is the most important historical fact that our faith is founded on. With...

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 11 – Headship, Head Coverings and Messiah’s Table

Two weeks ago, I was asked about a statement I had made about the Man being the priest in the home. I have searched the Scriptures and have not found a single reference to this. It is true that all...

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 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...