1 Corinthians, Part 18

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 28, 2016

  • I Corinthians 10:17-33
  • I Corinthians 10:21 – “Cup” here is a figure of speech indicating service to either the Lord or demons. You cannot serve both the Lord and demons.  See Luke 22:29.  “Table” here is the equivalent of the “cup” in this verse.
  • I Corinthians 10:23 – Similar wording was used in I Corinthians 6:12. The word “all” here is necessarily limited.  Paul is not saying that absolutely everything was lawful for him.
  • I Corinthians 10:28 – Eating meat sacrificed to idols was not sinful. The idol was nothing so the meat was just meat.  If, however, someone else told them the meat had been sacrificed to idols, they were not to eat it for the sake of the conscience of the person who told them.  It may be that the other person had less understanding and would think ill of a Christian eating meat sacrificed to idols.
  • I Corinthians 10:31-33 – We must be careful to not cause others to violate their conscience. Our goal should be to help all men to be saved.  See I Corinthians 9:19-23.

Proper Use of the Bible

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 25, 2016

  • Introduction
    • Exodus 32 – Israelites worship the golden calf and Moses breaks the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments
    • Jeremiah 36:20-23 – The king burns the scroll from Jeremiah.
  • Our Bible is made up of two covenants, Old and New.
  • There are two Greek words translated “new”
    • neos” – new in point of time
    • kainos” – new in quality and character
  • Jesus is mediator of the new “kainos” covenant.
  • Am I an able servant of the New Covenant, or in my life, do I trample it under foot?
    • II Corinthians 3:6
    • In relation to God
      • Matthew 5:16
      • I Thessalonians 5:15-23
      • Colossians 3:1-4
      • Psalms 19:1-3
      • Romans 1:20
      • I Corinthians 10:31
      • Proper use of the Bible
        • II Timothy 2:15
        • John 8:24
        • Hebrews 5:8-9
        • I Timothy 4:16
        • Jude 1:3
      • In relation to fellow Christians
        • Galatians 6:1
        • James 5:19-20
        • II Timothy 2:2
        • Philippians 4:3-5
      • In relation to fellow man
        • Matthew 5:16
        • Philippians 2:14-15
      • In relation to self
        • How much time do you spend studying the Bible?
        • How zealous are we in teaching it to others?
        • Hebrews 2:9 – Do we cause this to be in vain?

Godly Families, Part 10

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1 Corinthians, Part 17

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 21, 2016

  • I Corinthians 10:5-17
  • I Corinthians 10:8 – See Numbers 25:9. There have been many explanations given for the apparent discrepancy here (23,000 vs. 24, 000).  It may simple be that the Jews counted in whole numbers (for example, Jesus is described as being in the grave three days when it was less than 72 hours).  The actual number of those who died was probably between 23,000 and 24,000.
  • I Corinthians 10:11 – These stories were recorded so that we can understand how God looks at sin and just how serious of a matter it is.
  • I Corinthians 10:13 – Jesus showed us the way out of temptation: going back to what is written and praying.
  • I Corinthians 10:16 – The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of Jesus’ death. The bread and the cup do not represent His body and blood – they are a memorial.

Sins that Crucified Christ

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Accepting Jesus

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Godly Families, Part 9

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1 Corinthians, Part 16

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 14, 2016

  • 1 Corinthians 9:15-10:4
  • I Corinthians 9:19 – Paul became a servant to all for the good of the gospel. He served so that he could save as many people as possible.
  • I Corinthians 9:20 – Paul adopted the customs of those he was teaching (as long as they were not sinful) so that he could find common ground and teach them more effectively.
  • I Corinthians 9:25 – The Christian must exercise self-control in all things, whether they be sinful or not. Many things are not sinful but must be done in moderation.  The Christian must have self-control in these things as well.
  • I Corinthians 9:26-27 – There is no time to take a vacation from serving God or to retire from serving God.
  • I Corinthians 10:2 – The Israelites were surrounded on all sides by the cloud and sea. Thus, they were immersed (baptized) in it.

The Foolishness of God

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 11, 2016

  • I Corinthians 1:18-31 – The foolishness of God is wiser than men.
  • I Corinthians 1:28 – Throughout history, God has chosen things that are nothing on their own to bring to naught things that are.
  • The brazen serpent (Numbers 21:4-9)
  • The leper (II Kings 5:1-14)
    • Elijah did not heal Naaman’s leprosy the way Naaman expected.
  • Gideon’s army (Judges 7:1-7)
    • God directed Gideon to use a very small army to defeat a great army through an unusual strategy. God did this to prevent the people of Israel from exalting themselves.
  • Blind man (John 9:1-7)
    • Jesus healed a blind man by putting clay on the man’s eyes and having him wash in the pool of Siloam.
  • Baptism for remission of sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; I Peter 3:21)
  • The foolishness of God proves man’s faith.
  • In each case, the power was and is GOD’S WORD.