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July 31, 1 Corinthians 8

Friday, July 31, 2015      1 comments

There were several animals in the Old Testament that God set as unclean and not to be eaten. Some of those were because pagans worshiped the animal, some were because it carried diseases, and some were simply nasty animals. In the book of Acts... Read more

July 30, 1 Corinthians 7

Thursday, July 30, 2015      1 comments

The bible actually has a lot to say about sexual relations. Paul addresses several topics, if you are single and can remain celibate, then that is better, you can focus more on God. But if you feel those lusts then it's better to marry. Prett... Read more

July 29, 1 Corinthians 6

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      0 comments

Two hot topics in today's reading, first up is lawsuits. Should a believer file a lawsuit? That's a hard one to answer, Paul specifically addresses believers against believers here but what if the grievance is against a pagan? This is an are... Read more

July 28, 1 Corinthians 5

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      0 comments

This chapter deals with sexual immoralities, a problem today is that our society has redefined what sexual immorality is. It's a hot topic getting a lot of attention right now and I won't comment on it. Paul is a bit more specific, a young man... Read more

July 27, 1 Corinthians 4

Monday, July 27, 2015      1 comments

Paul has found his calling and a certain contentment in that. He doesn't own anything, his clothes are threadbare, he labors each day with his hands simply for the day's provisions. He calls upon others to live like him. Not to live in a form... Read more

July 26, Numbers 5

Sunday, July 26, 2015      0 comments

While it may seem cruel to separate the sick from among the well Israelites, it was practical. We today quarantine people with severely infectious diseases. So much more necessary then. But it doesn't say they are removed from the family, sti... Read more

July 25, Numbers 4

Saturday, July 25, 2015      1 comments

More duties of for the tribe of Levi, more specifically the Kohathites. They are responsible for transporting the things from the most holy place. Of note is that all of those objects are to be covered before they are removed. The only people... Read more

July 24, 1 Corinthians 3

Friday, July 24, 2015      1 comments

Paul is addressing a problem that caused division, some are following Paul and some Apollos. Neither one is right, the church should be following Christ. The problem still exists, there are today a lot of attractive eloquent speakers with larg... Read more

July 23, 1 Corinthians 2

Thursday, July 23, 2015      0 comments

Corinth was a major city with institutions and scholars. Entertainment of the day were debates, and the intellectual would use various forms of the language to stress their points. Paul came not to debate as an intellectual, he preached the si... Read more

July 22, 1 Corinthians 1

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      1 comments

Jesus a stumbling to the Jews, foolishness to the Greeks, but salvation to those who believe. The Jews had a preconceived idea of what Christ was supposed to be and do, Jesus did not fit that mold. The Greeks were the educated and sophisticate... Read more

July 21, Romans 16

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      1 comments

We can somewhat put a time frame to this letter. Paul refers to a church in Priscilla and Aquila's home. We know from Acts that they first met in Corinth after Claudius threw all of the Jews out of Rome in 49 AD, they were able to return in 54... Read more

July 20, Romans 15

Monday, July 20, 2015      1 comments

There are several places where books or chapters in the bible come out of sequence, here is an example. We finished the book of Acts with Paul in Rome under a sort of house arrest. In this chapter he says that he wants to go to Rome and ... Read more

July 19, Numbers 3

Sunday, July 19, 2015      1 comments

The tribe of Levi and more specifically the sons of Aaron were set apart to serve God in the tabernacle. God outlines some of the specifics. While the Levites were exempt form fighting and they didn't have land to farm, they had to mainta... Read more

July 18, Numbers 2

Saturday, July 18, 2015      0 comments

Reading all of the names and numbers can be tedious but there is something important in the arraignment. It's difficult to visualize what the camp looked like unless you draw it out. There are a lot of pictures on the web, there are two common... Read more

July 17, Romans 14

Friday, July 17, 2015      2 comments

The first part of this chapter deals with judgments and we've covered that topic a lot recently. Looking at the second half Paul address making others stumble. He uses food as an example but there are so many other areas too. No matter who yo... Read more

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