Category Archives: Spirit

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:12–20 God’s choice about gifts must prevail

1 Corinthians 12:12–20 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Gifts, Holy Spirit, Spirit | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:4–7 Paul’s synopsis

1 Corinthians 12:4–7 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Christian Life, Grace, Holy Spirit, Spirit | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:1–3 An all-consuming confession

1 Corinthians 12:1–3 1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Christian Life, Holy Spirit, Spirit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 6:9–11 Firmly accept your new identity in Christ

1 Corinthians 6:9–11 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Christian Life, Christians and Culture, Jesus Christ, Salvation, Sin, Spirit | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 5:4–8 Live “as you really are”!

1 Corinthians 5:4–8 4 So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Christian Life, Satan, Sin, Spirit | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 3:1–9 Misunderstanding life in the Spirit

1 Corinthians 3:1–9 1 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly — mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Christian Life, Christians and Culture, Holy Spirit, Spirit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 2:10b–13 The Spirit enables us to know God

1 Corinthians 2:10b–13 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Christian Life, God, Holy Spirit, Spirit, Wisdom | Tagged , , | Leave a comment