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Browsing "1 Corinthians"

1 Corinthians 1:22

Mar 26, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 1 Corinthians 1:22

This verse expands on what was just said by Paul, that “it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” The term “for” means “since” and therefore this is less of an explanation than a continued rendering of the same idea.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:21

Mar 25, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 1:21

Paul introduced the main thought of this section showing that the cross is the power of God unto salvation and that the thoughts of man, no matter how high and lofty, are foolishness when considered apart from the cross.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:19

Mar 23, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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23 March 2014

For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”1 Corinthians 1:19

As Paul does often in his epistles, he now refers to the Scriptures which testified to the work of Christ, the wisdom of God, and the instruction for proper conduct of the redeemed.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:18

Mar 22, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

“For the message of the cross” is a phrase which needs to be considered in the context of what Paul just noted, which was “the preaching of the gospel.” In Greek, he now states Ho logos gar ho tou starou – For the doctrine (word) of the cross…” In this phrase, the second article is definite and it is emphatic.… Read the rest