Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 4 – 20160728

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2 Corinthians 4:2-3  “…by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience…even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing” We don’t share the gospel from selfish ambition, to receive reward.  We share from a desire to glorify Christ and love for others.  And . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 4 – 20160728

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 3 – 20160726

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2 Corinthians 3:2  “You are our epistle…known and read by all men” Lives of the Corinthians are a testimony of Paul’s faithful work to minister the gospel.

5  “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves…our sufficiency is from God” Paul didn’t take credit for their lives, only that they had listened . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 3 – 20160726

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 2 – 20160725

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2 Corinthians 2:1  “…I would not come again to you in sorrow” Continuation of thought from chapter 1.  Paul didn’t want to see them with the last thought being his rebuke of them.

4  “…out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you…the love which I have” Paul . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 2 – 20160725

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 1 – 20160722

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2 Corinthians 1:1  “…and Timothy our brother…” Timothy is with him at this time.

4  “…that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble…” One reason for tribulation.  Trials are used to assist our growth, increase our faith, and shown here to foster fellowship with each other . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 1 – 20160722

Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 16 – 20160719

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1 Corinthians 16:1  “…the collection for the saints…” The Christians in Jerusalem were in need.  Paul mentions other churches in his letters that had sent support.  Fitting that early examples of Christian mission show not only people going, but some sending funds to support the work.  Both are needed.

7  “…I . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 16 – 20160719

Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 15 – 20160714

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1 Corinthians 15:3-4  “…Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” The gospel in a nutshell.

5  “…then by the twelve” Obviously there were only eleven apostles at that point.  Paul used the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 15 – 20160714

Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 14 – 20160713

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1 Corinthians 14:1  “…especially that you may prophesy” Not just foretelling events, but also preaching, proclaiming.  Some people have a gift for telling others things in such a way that they want to hear, just as some have a gift for teaching that makes it easy for others to learn.  Paul . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 14 – 20160713

Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 13 – 20160711

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1 Corinthians 13:3  “…it profits me nothing” This isn’t a warm fuzzy feeling.  He’s speaking of love as it comes from being in Christ.  An all sacrificing love.  Without it, anything you do won’t help you in the end.  People find this hard to swallow, but it is the difference between . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 13 – 20160711

Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 12 – 20160710

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1 Corinthians 12:3  “…no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit” Not just a point of confession of fact.  The Spirit must draw us to Himself in order for us to understand our need for Him and to accept Christ as Lord and savior.  Easiest way . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 12 – 20160710

Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 11 – 20160702

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1 Corinthians 11:1  “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” Continuation of the last thought from chapter 10.  Paul had expressed denying his own desires to protect a weak brother.  That was the behavior Christ displayed by dying for us.  Therefore we should do the same for fellow believers.  Pretty . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 1 Corinthians 11 – 20160702