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1 Corinthians 16

May 21, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

20 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 16”

  1. Alison C

    The Word is never changing….still the same to this day!
    v.13-14
    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
    Amen.

  2. Alison C

    The Word is never changing….still the same to this day!
    v.13-14
    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
    Amen.

  3. Encouraging words, Alison.

    v.2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

    Paul expects us to be organized in regard to our giving.

  4. Encouraging words, Alison.

    v.2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

    Paul expects us to be organized in regard to our giving.

  5. How does the message get through?

    We just put it out there and allow God to convict people in his time and in his way.

  6. How does the message get through?

    We just put it out there and allow God to convict people in his time and in his way.

  7. v.6 Perhaps I will stay with you for a while…

    Paul was very focussed on following God's leading Yet there must have been times when God's plans for Paul were flexible.

  8. v.6 Perhaps I will stay with you for a while…

    Paul was very focussed on following God's leading Yet there must have been times when God's plans for Paul were flexible.

  9. v.9 a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.

    Interesting how great opportunity and much opposition go together.

  10. v.9 a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.

    Interesting how great opportunity and much opposition go together.

  11. Also interesting that Paul did take opposition to mean that God was closing the door of opportunity.

  12. Also interesting that Paul did take opposition to mean that God was closing the door of opportunity.

  13. v.15-16 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people. I urge you, brothers and sisters, to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.

    We should appreciate others and submit to them based on their "service of the Lord's people". Not on their ability to attract a crowd or on their eloquence.

    From commentary (Constable): Service, not status, should be the basis for honour in the church.

  14. v.15-16 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people. I urge you, brothers and sisters, to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.

    We should appreciate others and submit to them based on their "service of the Lord's people". Not on their ability to attract a crowd or on their eloquence.

    From commentary (Constable): Service, not status, should be the basis for honour in the church.

  15. v.10-11 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…send him on his way in peace.

    Interesting that Paul thought it necessary to put this in place before Timothy's arrival. Paul probably didn't want Timothy getting involved in the conflicts which were obviously going on in the Corinthian church. So he fore warns people to be nice to Timothy!

    Really it is a bit sad that Paul had to do that.

  16. v.10-11 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…send him on his way in peace.

    Interesting that Paul thought it necessary to put this in place before Timothy's arrival. Paul probably didn't want Timothy getting involved in the conflicts which were obviously going on in the Corinthian church. So he fore warns people to be nice to Timothy!

    Really it is a bit sad that Paul had to do that.

  17. v.24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.

    Paul expresses love to "all of you" which would include evetn those who were causing Paul a great deal of concern with their un-Christian behaviour.

  18. v.24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.

    Paul expresses love to "all of you" which would include evetn those who were causing Paul a great deal of concern with their un-Christian behaviour.

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