By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 1, 2017

  • I Corinthians 16:1-24
  • I Corinthians 16:1-2 – Paul directs the Christians to set aside and save as each prospers. This is specifically talking about some kind of pooled treasury because otherwise it would defeat Paul’s stated purpose at the end of verse 2:  “so that there be no collections when I come.”
    • Some argue that this collection was not to preach the gospel, which is true. These funds in this case were specifically earmarked for benevolence.  Other scriptures tell us the treasury can be used for other needs, but this is the only passage that tells us how to get the money into the treasury.
  • I Corinthians 16:8-9 – Paul had found great opportunities for teaching in Ephesus. See Acts 19.
  • I Corinthians 16:23-24 – This is the best that we can wish for Christians anywhere.

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