We are well past the half-way point in our listening program. I hope this has been beneficial to you. First Corinthians is very much a practical letter. In it Paul addresses some specific problems and questions the believers in Corinth had. There is much to learn here.
- They talked about preachers and guess who else is a preacher? Dad!
- Using big words to share the gospel with unbelievers causes the cross to lose its power
- We’re not missing out on any blessings waiting for Christ’s return
- In fact, the only reason it sometimes seems like we are (compared to other people) is because God’s best blessings look foolish to those who don’t understand them
- “God’s kingdom isn’t just a lot of words. It is power.”
- Christ’s salvation is still in effect, even when someone is kicked out of the church for gross sin
- Just one thought when I listened to this whole section on judging each other – “So much for focusing on ‘Judge not.'” We are supposed to hold each other in the church accountable for our actions. It’s our hearts and motives that we can’t see.
- Paul’s encouragement to “use your body to honor God” is the same as he told the Romans in 12:1
- Chapter 7 includes a lot of clear information on the subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage. A big chunk of my book deals with the teaching in this chapter.
- Someone’s background can have a huge hindering effect on his/her spiritual development, and there are times that we have to be considerate of this
- What one thing has God called you to do that you will be doomed if you don’t do it?