• b. I will tarry in Ephesus… for a great and effective door has opened to me. It means, “an extra collection,” one that is not compulsory. b. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and, : Paul leaves all his plans up to the will of the Lord. We should give proportionately; that is, if you give $10 a week when you make $100 a week, you should give more money when you make more money. , who is mentioned among the apostles (1 Corinthians 1:12, 3:22). “I know the fascination of having a programme, and having everything in order, and knowing where we are going; but let us leave room, at any rate, for the interference of God.” (Morgan). 11 No one, then, should treat him with contempt. If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. The Corinthian Christians were responsible to take an offering among themselves for the needs of the poor Christians of Jerusalem. a. Aquilla and Priscilla were a married couple who ministered with Paul at Corinth (Acts 18:1-3, 18:24-28). i. As I have given orders to the churches of Galatia: Paul mentioned his heart for the poor Christians in Jerusalem in Galatians 2:9-10. He has emphasized Jesus from beginning to end in this letter. Therefore, in any given city, there were probably many different “house churches.”. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed: Paul again stresses the importance of love, pronouncing a heavy curse on those who talk of commitment to Jesus, but have no genuine love for Him. “Love is an affection of the heart, but discernible by overt acts.” (Poole). The Corinthian Christians could choose their own representative. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Instead, Paul made a soon, painful visit to Corinth to personally confront them in some areas. 7 For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. v. If one can be supported by their family, he is not truly needy and should not be supported by the church (1 Timothy 5:3-4). By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. This makes one seek the Lord more in their giving, and helps them resist any manipulation to give. chap. in passages like Ephesians 6:10 and 2 Timothy 2:1. : All the watching, all the standing fast, all the bravery, and all the strength the Corinthian Christians might show meant nothing without, . Besides the three synoptic gospels only 1 Corinthians gives us detailed instructions concerning the Lord's Supper. And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Not only is the assembly addressed but also "all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours" (1 Corinthians 1:2). (U) 14 Do everything in love. ALFORD thinks "the brethren" here may be the same as in 1 Corinthians 16… For example, why do you think the Red Cross is named the Red, iv. When I have worn my tongue to the stump in praising Christ, I have done nothing to Him. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. were two household slaves of his, who accompanied him on his visit to Paul. For example, why do you think the Red Cross is named the Red Cross? Therefore let no one despise him. It means Paul is replying to something the Corinthian Christians asked about. i. Jesus commanded us to watch (Matthew 24:42, 26:41, Mark 13:37). 10 When Timothy(N) comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord,(O) just as I am. Paul wrote this long letter to the Christians who lived in the city of Corinth. How can we tell if someone does or does not love the Lord Jesus Christ? b. We should give proportionately; that is, if you give $10 a week when you make $100 a week, you should give more money when you make more money. That is a good, accurate translation of the idea behind the ancient Greek word. Let no one despise him: This echoes Paul’s later words to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12. They did what the Corinthian church should have, but did not (, what was lacking on your part they supplied. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. Chapter 11:23-33 presents the Lord's Supper. (V), 15 You know that the household of Stephanas(W) were the first converts(X) in Achaia,(Y) and they have devoted themselves to the service(Z) of the Lord’s people. They did what the Corinthian church should have, but did not (what was lacking on your part they supplied). Besides the three synoptic gospels only 1 Corinthians gives us detailed instructions concerning the Lord's Supper. Let all that you do be done with love. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. It is also possible that the sense of “an extra collection” refers to the idea that this was a collection to receive gifts above their regular giving. 1 Corinthians 7 Single and Married Life, V. 1 Corinthians 8-10; 1 Corinthians 11:1 Sacrifices to Idols; the Lord's Supper, VI. (AC) 18 For they refreshed(AD) my spirit and yours also. i. They were not against meeting on the Sabbath; they just knew that all days were alike to the Lord (Colossians 2:16-17), and wanted to celebrate the day Jesus rose from the dead (Luke 24:1). Reading 1 Corinthians 5:9 one thinks to prove that Paul must have written another earlier epistle to the Corinthians. : General principles from the Bible for supporting the poor in the church: i. d. O Lord, come! According to Acts 20:2-3 this visit probably took place during Paul's three-months-stay in Greece. 1 Corinthians 10:16-22 teaches us regarding the Lord's Table. Instead, Paul made a soon, painful visit to Corinth to personally confront them in some areas. 3) and the order and discipline in the church (chap. Reminder of the Gospel: Unity Through Following Christ. In several other passages it speaks of this effort among many different churches to help the poor Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 11:27-30, 24:17, Romans 15: 26, 2 Corinthians 8:13, 9:9-12). All the brethren greet you. I will tarry in Ephesus… for a great and effective door has opened to me, . a. 59, as the bearer of that epistle from Clement at Rome to the Christians at Corinth.” (Clarke), : Paul was especially grateful for their coming, because they ministered to Paul’s needs when they visited. Summary. Literally, it means, “to act like a man.” Be brave in the King James Version is quit you like men. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. He also came to Corinth via Philippi, Thessalonica and Athens (Acts 18). Acts 19 speaks of both the opportunities and opposition Paul had in Ephesus at this time. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. b. All content © Chris Juby | Twitter: @biblesummary | RSS | Contact the author | Licensing | Website by Chris Juby. 1 Corinthians 12-14 The Body of Christ and the Spiritual Gifts of the Members, VIII. I am expecting him along with the brothers. In this house of God godly order must rule. Now they were in Ephesus with Paul and sent their greetings to the Corinthian Christians. In several other passages it speaks of this effort among many different churches to help the poor Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 11:27-30, 24:17, Romans 15: 26, 2 Corinthians 8:13, 9:9-12). It was Paul’s. 1 Corinthians 11:2-34 The Position of Woman; the Lord's Supper, VII. This is the only place in the New Testament where the word translated. 1 Corinthians. ii. What do you make of this chapter? Generally, Christians have excelled in these efforts of practical ministry. The churches of Asia greet you. : These were the three men who brought the questions of the Corinthian Christians to Paul. Now if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do. Why didn’t Paul go to Corinth immediately? Proverbs 11:24 is a great commentary on this idea: There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty. If they didn’t respect Paul, what might they do to a young man like Timothy? 1 Corinthians is an epistle written by the Apostle Paul from Ephesus A.D. 54/55 to the church in which he founded on his second missionary journey at Corinth (Acts 18) in A.D. 51. There he especially thought of chapter 5 regarding the serious case of fornication. (5-9) Paul’s plan to visit the Corinthian Christians. (1 Corinthians 16:2) But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. We learn by the epistle that the sexual immorality of the city of Corinth had influenced some of the assembly (1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:15-18). Therefore to vex his spirit, would be to grieve the Holy Spirit; to despise him, would be to despise Him that sent him. 3:9-17).