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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 27, 2017

August 27   1 Corinthians 8 1 Corinthians 8:1-Paul’s response here suggests that perhaps the Corinthians had asked him if it was permissible to eat meat that had been offered at a pagan temple, and then sold in the market.  After all, they know that those pagan gods are not … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 26, 2017

August 26   1 Corinthians 7:25-40 1 Corinthians 7:25-38-Paul now answers another question that the Corinthians had posed for him.  Evidently, they wanted to know if an unmarried person, a “virgin”, should pursue being married.  It is possible that this question was in reference to a particular situation that he … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 25, 2017

August 25   1 Corinthians 7:1-24 1 Corinthians 7-The Corinthians had written a letter to Paul with questions for him.  He now addresses those questions. 1 Corinthians 7:1-9-Evidently, there were some who were promoting abstinence.  Paul agrees that there are merits to this lifestyle.  However, he does not say that … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 24, 2017

August 24   1 Corinthians 6 1 Corinthians 6:1-8-Paul then explains that this responsibility to judge each other applies to situations where one believer sins against another believer.  When members of the church have a dispute they shouldn’t take each other to a pagan court to settle it.  But, they … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 23, 2017

August 23   1 Corinthians 5 1 Corinthians 5:1-5-Paul says that he is aware that there is a man who is in a sexual relationship with his own step-mother…and the church, instead of holding him accountable, has become “arrogant” (:2).   Puff (Up): “to puff up, blow up, inflate” (from … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 22, 2017

August 22   1 Corinthians 4 1 Corinthians 4:1-5-Paul says that our attitude should be that we are servants of God…and consequently, responsible to Him.  Notice that Paul uses two different words in this verse to describe our service to God.  First, is the word “servant”.  It speaks of someone … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 21, 2017

August 21   1 Corinthians 3 1 Corinthians 3:1-9-Paul chastises the church because they are still acting like immature believers.  He had recognized this when he was with them before.  And even now, he has to feed them on milk (the very basics of the faith), not solid food because … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 19, 2017

August 19   1 Corinthians 1 (Ryrie Study Bible) Corinth was a Port city on a narrow isthmus…ships would be dragged across it instead of going below the dangerous tip of Greece.  It had an outdoor theater that could hold up to 20,000 spectators…and was second only to the Olympics … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 18, 2017

August 18   Romans 16 Romans 16:1-16-Paul greets many of the people who are in the church at Rome…27 people by name and others by reference (“household of…”, “mother” of Rufus, “the brethren”, “his sister”, “all the saints who are with them”). Romans 16:17-20-Paul tells them to “keep an eye … Continue reading

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Read thru New Testament Devotional – August 17, 2017

August 17   Romans 15:21-33 Paul tells the members of the church in Rome that he has often wanted to come to there…but has been busy taking the Gospel to places where no one had previously gone, before.  His immediate plan is to make a trip to Jerusalem to deliver … Continue reading

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