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1 Corinthians 6:4-8 (Taking a brother to court)

(1 Cor 6:4–6 ESV) 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade: Accordance for iOS

A few days ago, I reviewed the Windows version of Accordance Bible Software. Today I want to discuss the Accordance iPhone application. The application is free, and once I entered my password, the software synced with my PC software, offering … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 6:1-3 (We were saved to become kings)

(1Co 6:1-3 ESV) When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5:12-13 (What have I to do with judging outsiders?)

(1 Cor 5:12–13 ESV) 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” Now here … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5:1-10 (Purge the evil person from among you!)

Chapter 5 reflects a radical change in subject. After four chapters on the importance of unity and how very wrong — even damnable — division in the local church is, Paul shifts gears to discussion how the church should deal with … Continue reading

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Apologetics: July 20, 2014 (On How to Read the Old Testament)

Here is the audio from Sunday’s adult Bible class. The first two links download for listening as a Podcast, via iTunes, or on just about any mp3 or m4a player. The media player will stream the audio from the website – July 20, 2014 (22MB m4a) … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1 – 4: Paul’s Hermeneutics

“Hermeneutics” is the discipline — more art than science — of interpreting the scriptures. And there are all sorts of theories and supposed rules for how to do this. But I think the best teachers of how to do hermeneutics … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade: Accordance — First Impressions

I am very fortunate to have received, some years ago, review copies of Logos and BibleWorks, and so I’ve periodically posted articles regarding my experiences with those two Bible study programs. Every time I’ve posted such an article, readers have … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 4:1-21 (On Arrogance and Humility)

(1 Cor 4:1-5 ESV) This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 3:1-23 (You are God’s temple)

(1Cor. 3:1 ESV) But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even … Continue reading

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