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1 Corinthians 1:27

Mar 31, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 31 March 2014

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 1 Corinthians 1:27

Verse 27 begins with “but” to show support for what he just stated in the preceding verse which said, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:26

Mar 30, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 1 Corinthians 1:26

For the past 8 verses, Paul has been speaking about the perceived foolishness of the message of the cross. Because it is something the intellectual can’t grasp apart from God’s divine revelation, it is considered foolish.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:24

Mar 28, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 28 March 2014

…but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24

In the previous verse, we read that the apostles preached “Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.” Without the crucifixion of Christ, there would be no atonement, no forgiveness, and no reconciliation with God.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:23

Mar 27, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

…but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 1 Corinthians 1:23

This verse is given as a contrast to what was just stated. Taken together, they read –

“For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness…”

Whereas the Jews request a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom, those who hold to the doctrine of Christ have a different view of a relationship with God.… Read the rest