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I Corinthians 10:1 – 11:1

LESSON 33 Beware, The Voice of Old Testament History (I Cor. 10:1-6)   Paul re-broadcasts the voice of Old Testament history for our benefit, that is for our warning, admonition and instruction. They who are sincere will take it to heart, others will disregard it. By the trail of dead men’s bones you can trace […]

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II Corinthians 5:1-21

LESSON 61 TENT HOUSE AND THE BETTER II Cor. 5:1-5   Chapter 5 begins with the word “for” and indicates that Paul is motivating what he had just said in the end of chap. 4. He spoke of fainting not, of being of good courage, even in the face of death. Because we look at […]

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II Corinthians 3:1 – 4:18

LESSON 57 PAUL’S LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION II Cor. 3:1-6   You are Our Letters of Recommendation. The apostle opens this chapter with the accusation which some of those in Corinth will make when they receive this letter, that the apostle is beginning again to commend himself to them. That is, that he is boasting in […]

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II Corinthians 1:1-2:17

LESSON 53 GOOD NEWS, THANK GOD II Cor. 1:1-14   In II Cor. you see the infathomable love of Christ for His Church. Especially for a Church as infantile as Corinth. Christ, walking among the seven golden candlesticks. That infathomable love reflects itself from the heart of Paul, the Apostle. As parents lavish the more […]

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I Corinthians 14:20 – 15:34

LESSON 45 Not Confusion But Order I Cor. 14:20-40   The remainder of this chapter deals with the dignity and decorum of the Divine Service. Speaking with tongues (vss. 20-28) prophets (vss. 29-33) women (vss. 34-35) these all have their place. Let them take their place so that the Service may be what it ought […]

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I Corinthians 7:25-9:27

OUTLINE 29 4. A TRUSTWORTHY JUDGMENT RE MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY (I Cor. 7:25-40)   a.   Occasion for its pronouncement. It is difficult to determine precisely what it is that is the occasion for the judgment the apostle here pronounces. In verse 26 the apostle speaks of “the present distress” or perhaps better translated “the impending […]

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