Category Archives: Textual studies

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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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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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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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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1 Corinthians 2:1-14 (Spiritual things discerned by the spiritual)

(1Co 2:1-2 ESV) And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (the Wisdom of the World)

(1Co 1:18-21 ESV) 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1:11-17 (the Gospel)

(1Co 1:11-13 ESV) 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” … Continue reading

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