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
“GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” “Commissioning” is serious business. It is a charge to deploy with radical loyalty. When an officer is commissioned, that officer takes […]
We have all this treasure in clay jars, a metaphor for our human vulnerability, making it clear that the power belongs to God not us (2 Corinthians 4:7). Indeed, it takes shape in our contradictory experiences of being afflicted, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but […]
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.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! […]
Ezra the teacher of the Law stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam. 5 Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was […]
Nehemiah 6 reveals another set of attacks by the enemy on Nehemiah as he persistently leads God’s people to rebuild Jerusalem’s city wall. We can safely apply this lesson’s applications to our Christian lives and assume, as Ephesians 6:10-20 teaches, that the evil one will engineer and implement diabolical plans to impede our Christian growth […]
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, […]