Throughout this letter, Paul is combating various elitist attitudes and actions by some of the Corinthians that have damaged the unity they share in Christ. In this section, the major theological fulcrum for Paul’s argument has been the cross and its reality, which is the opposite of their elitism
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be […]
As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are […]
For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, […]
This two-language recitation of 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 is a direct translation with each of the two speakers carrying the entire recitation. Overlap the two reciters so that there is no space between the end of one reciter’s section and the beginning of the next. There are two exceptions to that general rule. The first is […]
Dual language script to accompany this passage. The division in the script is for German and English, but it can be applied to any two languages.
Correcting an abuse of the Lord’s Supper The Corinthian church was fractured and divided and that expressed itself in the abuse of the Lord’s Table. Apparently, a group of well off Corinthians would gather early and feast on the communion bread and wine to the point where they were full and drunk. Paul reminds them […]
Spreading the Gospel Iris Heeter and Stefan Lehmann recited 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 in German and English on 29 September 2019 at ICF in Oberursel. 19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, […]