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Intro to Corinth, Pt. 3

"Love never fails..." 1 Cor. 13  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Before we begin...

“Chesed”? “Ahavad”?

Problems Addressed in the Letters

What were some of the issues that plagued the Corinthian church?
Make a chart in Excel format? (problems vs chapter)
Divisive (; )
Contentious ()
Judgmental (; )
Pride/Arrogance/Entitlement (; ; ; ; ; )
Power-hungry deceivers/Slanderers (; )
introducing doubt into the church re. Paul’s authority (), resurrection ()
Sexual Immorality (; )
Tolerance of sin ()
and proud of it? (, )
Greed ()
swindlers”
Idolatry (; )
Envy ()
impatience, lack of kindness, envying, etc.
Not grounded in truth ()
No knowledge of God ()
Side note: all of these things contributed to Paul’s strong words regarding the “unworthy manner” in which the Corinthians were participating in the Lord’s Supper.
There were some there who were genuine (), but that didn’t absolve the church of what was expected of them all.
“impending distress”
1 Corinthians 7:25–26 LEB
Now concerning virgins I do not have a command from the Lord, but I am giving an opinion as one shown mercy by the Lord to be trustworthy. Therefore, I consider this to be good because of the impending distress, that it is good for a man to be thus.
1 Corinthians 16:14 LEB
All your actions must be done in love.
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LEBNow concerning virgins I do not have a command from the Lord, but I am giving an opinion as one shown mercy by the Lord to be trustworthy. Therefore, I consider this to be good because of the impending distress, that it is good for a man to be thus.
ESVLet all that you do be done in love.
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