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July 28 – Prophesy!

After finishing the “love chapter” Paul continues his teaching by noting the need to teach, or prophesy. “But he who prophecies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.” Paul reminds the Corinthians that it’s “not all about you.” Which is better for the work of the church – somebody strengthening themselves or somone strengthening each and every member of the church? Continue reading

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July 16 – Spiritual Sarcasm

If there was any doubt that this was sarcasm at it’s spiritual finest, Paul cleared it up when he said, “I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.” (1 Corinthians 4:14) Paul’s sarcasm allowed the Corinthian Church to understand how what they said came across to others. Continue reading

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