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1 Corinthians 1:17

Mar 21, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 21 March 2014

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 1 Corinthians 1:17

In Matthew 28:19, 20 we read what is known as the Great Commission – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”

However, this doesn’t mean that Paul is being disobedient in his words to the Corinthians.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:16

Mar 20, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 1 Corinthians 1:16

As Paul is putting forth his thoughts for the epistle, he realizes that when he had just stated that, “I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius…” wasn’t exactly correct.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:15

Mar 19, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

…lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 1 Corinthians 1:15

Paul had a unique commission which transitioned the church from almost a solely Jewish entity into one which was quickly growing in gentile converts. At some point, a majority of gentiles would inevitably exist, thus the church would be considered a gentile entity.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:13

Mar 17, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 1, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 1 Corinthians 1:13

Based on the divisions which have arisen in the church at Corinth which were noted in the previous verse, Paul now asks, “Is Christ divided?” Is there one head of the church or not?… Read the rest