1 Corinthians 4:20

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Monday, 2 June 2014

For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 1 Corinthians 4:20

“For” refers directly back to what was just stated about Paul’s coming to Corinth and his discernment of the power rather than in puffed up words. Those who were puffed up were divisive and they were filled with words without substance.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 4:19

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But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 1 Corinthians 4:19

“But” is used to contrast his previous words saying “as though I were not coming to you.” He had no fear of discharging his duties as an apostle and he had no timidity in facing those who looked down on him.… Read the rest

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