By W. Larry Richards
The plentiful lifestyles Bible Amplifier sequence is aimed toward helping
readers comprehend the Bible larger. instead of basically delivering comments
on or in regards to the Bible, each one quantity seeks to let humans to
study their Bibles with fuller understanding.
To do so job, students who're additionally confirmed communicators
have been chosen to writer every one quantity. the fundamental idea
underlying this mix is that scholarship and the facility to
communicate on a well-liked point fit skills.
While the Bible Amplifier is written with the desires and abilities
of laypeople in brain, it is going to additionally end up necessary to pastors and
teachers. past person readers, the sequence can be valuable in church
study teams and as publications to counterpoint participation within the weekly prayer
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In addition to the passages in 1 Corinthians that clearly indicate that ev erything we have is a gift, find other passages in Romans and Ephesians that help substantiate this important concept. Using 1 Corinthians 4:7 as your launching point, find the words gift and gifts in the three books and note the message that is made each time. Rejoice in the results! • PART TWO Further Study of the Word 1 . For general insights into 1 Corinthians 3 , 4, see E. G. White, The Acts ofthe Apostles, 271 -280.
List the two contrasting views Paul makes of his opponents (4:7, 8 and vss. 18, 19) and of himself and other apostles (vss. 9-1 3). Write a summary statement as to what you be lieve the purpose of this contrast is and what it has accomplished. • THE APOSTLES ARE UNITE D! • Exploring the Word 75 Identifying the Troe Apostle First Corinthians 4 (vss. 1 -2 1 ) pro vides the climax to Pau l's firs t major argument. This is where he has bee n hea ded from the time h e first spoke o f the divisions ( 1 Cor .
There is the judgment of us by others ("I am judged by you"). • There is the judgment I make of myself ("I do not even judge myself"). • And then there is the judgment God makes of us all ("It is the Lord who judges"). In this case, Paul brushes aside the judgment of others, although I am sure he would agree there are times in the course of our daily lives when we should give serious attention to what others have to say, even if it happens to be a negative judgment about us. It has been said we are given the most accurate judgments about ourselves from those who either hate us or dearly love us.
1 Corinthians: The Essentials of Christian Living by W. Larry Richards