Posts Tagged: Corinth

Rapture Readings 11 – The Taboo Answer

In order to have an answer, we must first have a question.  What sort of question could we ask within the context of Christianity that might have an answer that must be deemed taboo? The question is actually a two-parter:

Part 1 – Is there eternal security?
Part 2 – Will all who are saved be Raptured?

2 Corinthians 12:10 – When I Am Weak

It’s very easy these days to lose heart.  The enemy – although probably few in numbers – appears to have much strength.  He certainly has momentum.  When all the levers of power are arrayed against us, the odds look overwhelming.  All we have to do is witness how the entire government of this nation has…

2 Corinthians 11:20 – If Someone Makes Slaves of You

In Chapter 11 of 2 Corinthians Paul rebukes the church at Corinth for its willingness to be fooled and manipulated by false apostles preaching a faux gospel.  Despite the many spiritual gifts with which God had blessed the congregation, spiritual discernment apparently wasn’t one of them; or if it was, the people disregarded what the…

2 Corinthians 8:14 – Your Abundance at the Present Time

Can you see into the future?  Does your vision extend past the present and your current situation?  Are you able to get a sense of what’s coming?  Do you know how you’ll act when difficult times are upon us?  Will you represent the Lord in a manner worthy of Him? I personally desire to answer…

2 Corinthians 7:10 – Godly Grief

In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul expressed shock at what he had heard the congregation found acceptable in the actions of some around them.  There was sexual immorality in their midst, and they weren’t addressing it.  Paul said this must be corrected.  The man committing this sin – since he was…

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 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…