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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1 An example to follow

1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God — 33 even … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 9:21–23 The best retirement plan of all

1 Corinthians 9:21–23 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 9:19–20 Paul surrenders his freedom to benefit all

1 Corinthians 9:19–20 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, to win the Jews. … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 7:17–31 Our status is in Christ

1 Corinthians 7:17–31 17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. 18 Was … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:16–17 Grace toward all — faith from all

It is easy to wonder how Paul ever thought he would get Jews and Gentiles together, but Paul had a secret weapon: God. God was the one who wanted the unified worship of every nation, race and language. He did … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:13–14 An unqualified promise requires no works

Some of us grew up around churches that had a set of rules which, if violated, meant we could be hell-bound ? so they said. The list contained things like drinking, dancing, wearing makeup, swearing, immodest dress and other such … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:6–8 Only God can offer total amnesty

One of our foundational documents, the Declaration of Independence, declares that we have a right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Unfortunately, those things are not that easy to come by. Happiness in particular has proven elusive for … Continue reading

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