Category Archives: 1 Corinthians

Jesus’ Blood Creates Unity — 1 Cor 10.16-17 (2)

We have discussed Christian liberty in 1 Corinthians because the recipients found it difficult to discern proper use of food sacrificed to idols (8.1). In much of the history of the western church, this has been no problem at all. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Blood Creates Unity — 1 Cor 10.16-17

We have considered the abundant benefits that we derive from Jesus’ sacrifice, benefits that we receive by faith, symbolized in the Supper. While not leaving the benefits, we now turn to two responsibilities that our privileges impose on us, both … Continue reading

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Grace at the Table with the Body of Christ — Part 3

One common approach to Paul’s instructions in 1 Corinthians 11 is to urge people to examine their lives for sin that might disqualify them from eating the Supper, for “whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord … Continue reading

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Grace at the Table with the Body of Christ — Part 1

First Corinthians contains the fourth and last account of the Lord’s Supper. The letter addresses a number of problems that Paul became aware of among the Christians in Corinth, in some ways the worst in the New Testament. A man … Continue reading

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