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As we continue to make our way through Paul’s letter to the church of Christ in Corinth, we’re turning another corner. Paul has just finished addressing problems and abuses related to the pagan temples, and related participation in the wicked ceremonies. Now, Paul is changing his aim. In the coming chapters of this book, Paul will address specific problems found within the Corinthian church. In 11:2-16, Paul addresses concerns related to authority and submission within…
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We’re moving on to the concluding section of Paul’s extended exhortations against idolatry. Specifically, if you will recall, Paul has been addressing the question that was raised in chapter 8 about whether Christians can eat meat that has been sacrificed to idols. Pagans would sacrifice meat and dedicate it to pagan gods during their celebrations...
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Good evening. Please turn with me again to 1 Corinthians chapter 10. 1 Corinthians 10. We’re moving on to the next section of Paul’s extended exhortations against idolatry. As we have noted in previous sermons, the first 14 verses of chapter 10 we could summarize as warnings against the dangers of PRESUMPTION. Pride, blatant idolatry,...
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Good evening, please turn with me again to 1 Corinthians chapter 10. We’re wrapping up this section of text in 1 Corinthians 10, which might be a relief for some of you, since it will be the 5th sermon from verses 1-13. But I hope they have been fruitful for you. I’ve intentionally slowed down...
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There is a war taking place right now, and I’m not principally taking about in Ukraine, though that is certainly one manifestation of it. There is a deeper, a more primal war happening. A war of cosmic proportions. A war for something more valuable than land, than money, than power, than honor. It’s a war...
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**Image above is “The Bronze Serpent” by Jan van’t Hoff** Please turn with me in your bibles to 1 Corinthians chapter 10. 1stCorinthians 10. We’re walking our way through Paul’s letter to the church of God in the Greek city of Corinth. And within this letter, we’re in a significant section where Paul is encouraging...
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Please turn with me in your bibles to 1 Corinthians chapter 10. 1stCorinthians chapter 10. We’ve been making our way systematically through this letter, and tonight we will continue our series through chapter 10 in particular. If you will remember, Paul is in the middle of an extended argument that had arisen over whether or...
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Please turn with me in your copies of God’s holy word to Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Saint Paul’s first letter to the church of God in Corinth. It’s been a couple weeks since we were last here, but tonight we will resume our slow march through this instructive book of the bible. Last time,...
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Text: 1 Cor 9:24-27 Paul, if you will remember, has been going to great lengths to demonstrate that he not only has real rights, legitimate freedoms, because of his position, but also that he has sought to love others well by willingly giving up those rights. He has a right to be compensated, and to...