Category Archives: Christians and Culture

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 16:10–18 Helping each other

1 Corinthians 16:10–18 10 When Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am. 11 No one, then, should … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 14:36–40 The last word on worship

1 Corinthians 14:36–40 36 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 What about women?

1 Corinthians 14:34–35 34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 14:26–33 Order through controlled speech

1 Corinthians 14:26–33 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13:1–3 If you don’t have love; [+ The nature of "tongues"]

1 Corinthians 13:1–3 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:21–26 What God wants in the church

1 Corinthians 12:21–26 21 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!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:8–11 Gifts point to the Spirit, not to us

1 Corinthians 12:8–11 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of … Continue reading

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