Posts Tagged: Apostle Paul

1 Corinthians 15:24 – Then Comes the End

Can you imagine life without death?  Such a day is coming.  Because Christ lived, died, and rose again, the end of death is a reality otherwise impossible.  It’s been rightly said that the entirety of the Christian faith rests on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  He is an historical figure.  He was a man wise…

1 Corinthians 10:6 – Examples

Paul wanted the church in Corinth to understand the mercy of God and His grace, but to certainly not take it for granted.  Although he was writing primarily to a Gentile church, Paul described those whom God delivered from exile in Egypt – the Jewish people – as their fathers.  He did this because the…

1 Corinthians 8:9 – A Stumbling Block

Within the Christian community there are those with strong faith and those whose faith is weak.  The Apostle Paul was concerned about the right relationship between these two types of believers.  He knew that those who stood strong could do things that those of weaker convictions simply couldn’t do.  Paul related this contrast to the…

1 Corinthians 7:29 – The Appointed Time Has Grown Very Short

Because of the pagan lifestyle from which the church in Corinth emerged, Paul had much to teach them about living in holiness and righteousness.  They had immorality among them that they apparently didn’t recognize as such.  There were issues among some of the women in church exhibiting improper conduct by speaking out of turn.  What…

1 Corinthians 7:23 – Do Not Become Slaves of Men

An interesting dynamic has taken hold in the world that echoes ancient times.  It revolves around who is the master and who is the servant.  God is the grand creator; all beings have come forth from His creative Word.  As such, He alone is the master of all.  However, since the very beginning, those who…

1 Corinthians 5:13 – One Who Bears the Name of Brother

How shocked Paul was when he heard what was happening in his beloved church at Corinth!  He knew they were born again, but what in the world were they thinking?  How could they possibly countenance certain activities going on in their midst?  Paul minced no words.  They must deal with the sin in their congregation…

Romans 13:1 – Governing Authorities

The subject of discussion in this commentary is a minefield.  I’m well aware that pastors and theologians have differing views and ways of understanding what Paul says in Romans 13:1-2: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by…

Romans 9:8 – Children of the Promise

Paul loved his brothers, his fellow Jews, but he knew a sad fact about them.  God had called the Apostle Paul to evangelize the Gentiles with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Once God had made it clear to him that He loved the whole world and that Gentiles were every bit as worthy of…

Psalm 42:5 – Why Are You in Turmoil?

Whether in times past or in these current days, faithful believers were and are beset on every side by those who oppose God.  The enemy is all around; he plots – schemes – plans; he lies awake at night envisioning how he can cause trouble for those he hates.  More specifically, his dreams are to…

Acts 23:12 – Made A Plot

The Apostle Paul had his share of hostility directed at him.  Wherever he went preaching the Word of God and proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, there were inevitably some (or many!) who took offense at what he said.  Paul was the poster boy for what Jesus declared about Himself and the Gospel in Luke 12:51:…