Category Archives: 1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:17-34: “Do you not have houses to eat and drink in?”

I posted a series on 1 Corinthians several months ago in preparation for teaching a class covering the epistle. Today, I taught on the problems with the Lord’s Supper described in 1 Cor 11:17-34. Until I was preparing for class … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight on Heaven

From Scot McKnight as the Jesus Creed blog: Top Ten Ideas about Heaven. This based on McKnight’s new book The Heaven Promise — which I’ve not yet read but certainly will. But I’ve gotten this far: In the theocentric heaven, the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15: Why the resurrection matters, Part 2

3. God’s Creation If the earth is going to be purified and redeemed, rather than being destroyed, then that affects our attitude toward many things, especially the earth itself. How can we pollute our planet and then defend ourselves saying, … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15: Why the resurrection matters, Part 1

Paul is insistent, not only that all Christians will be resurrected when Jesus returns, but also that this resurrection will be a bodily resurrection. The resurrected body will be gloriously transformed versions of our present bodies, but bodies nonetheless — … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 16:5-24 (Concluding exhortations)

Paul customarily ended his letters with a series of personal notes. It was a challenge to get a letter from place to place in ancient Rome. Normally, this was done by sending a scroll with a trusted friend. Given that … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (On the first day of every week)

Paul has now finished the serious theological part of his epistle, and so he moves to some practical concerns. One recurring feature of many of Paul’s letters is his collection of funds for the saints in Jerusalem. We aren’t ever told … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:45-58 (O, Death, where is your victory?)

Paul next returns to an earlier theme, the comparison of Adam and Jesus. (1Co 15:45 ESV) 45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. Paul quotes Gen 2:7 … Continue reading

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