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1 Corinthians 14:27-33a (the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets)

Paul now begins a series of instructions on how spiritual gifts should be used in the assembly — (1Co 14:27-28 ESV) 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in … Continue reading

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Part 7 of Resurrection Series Up at Wineskins: Why Song Leaders Lead Bad Songs

Part 7 of the series on resurrection is up: Part 7: Why song leaders lead bad songs For those just now catching up, the earlier posts are — Part 1: A Definition. Part 2: The early church fathers; Asking better questions. … Continue reading

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Part 6 of Resurrection Series Up at Wineskins: A New Hope

Part 6 of the series on resurrection is up: Part 6: A New Hope For those just now catching up, the earlier posts are — Part 1: A Definition. Part 2: The early church fathers; Asking better questions. Part 3: Bodies … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:23-25 (each one has a gift)

“Prophecy” (1Co 14:23-25 ESV) 23 If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds? 24 But if all prophesy, and an … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:21-24 (resolving Paul’s paradoxical language)

(1Co 14:21-24 NRS)  21 In the law it is written, “By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people; yet even then they will not listen to me,” says the Lord.  22 … Continue reading

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Next Resurrection Post Up at Wineskins: The Rapture

Part 5 of the series on resurrection is up: Resurrection, Part 5: The Rapture For those just now catching up, the earlier posts are — Resurrection, Part 1: A Definition. Resurrection, Part 2: The early church fathers; Asking better questions. Resurrection, … Continue reading

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Wineskins post Resurrection, Part 4: 2 Peter 3:10-13 is up

Part 4 of the series on resurrection is up: Resurrection, Part 4: 2 Peter 3:10-13: The heavens will pass away For those just now catching up, the earlier posts are — Resurrection, Part 1: A Definition. Resurrection, Part 2: The early … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:16-22 (How can an outsider say “amen”?)

The outsider (1Co 14:16-17 ESV) 16 Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit [NIV/NASB: “in the S/spirit”], how can anyone in the position of an outsider say “Amen” to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are … Continue reading

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Resurrection: Series at Wineskins: Part 3 is posted

Part 3 of the series on resurrection is up: Resurrection, Part 3: Bodies in the afterlife? For those just now catching up, the earlier posts are — Resurrection, Part 2: The early church fathers; Asking better questions. Resurrection, Part 1: A … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:14-15 (“I will pray with my spirit”)

Spirit or spirit? Paul next addresses the contrast between a tongue speaker’s spirit (or Spirit) and his mind — (1Co 14:14-15 ESV) 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. 15 What am I … Continue reading

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