1 Corinthians 5:9-13 Christians- Be Careful Who Your Friends Are

 

 

“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 KJV

 

Paul is still discussing in this section the purity of the local church but as a by-product he talks about who Christians have as their friends.

It’s an important lesson. Hope it helps you.

 

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1 Corinthians 4:3-5 — My Conscience Is Clear… But!

 

 

“But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 KJV

 

“Good to see what you are doing but you are doing it for all the wrong reasons!” Anyone ever said that to you? Ouch, that hurt! My conscience is clear! Does that make it ok? Not really says the word of God!

Watch this one, it will help you when thinking about your motivation for doing things.

 

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1 Corinthians 4:2 — Can You Be Trusted?

 

 

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV

 

You could be the most gifted person in the church but if you are not trustworthy you will be of no use to anyone! True or false?

Watch and discover what Paul teaches on this topic — need I say — what the Holy Spirit teaches through Paul!

 

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1 Corinthians 3:18-23 — The Christian has everything

 

 

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s; And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 KJV

 

To end this section about division in the church, building with God, building for eternity and defiling the church Paul focuses on what we have Christ as opposed to what we don’t have. We should do that from time to time as well.

 

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Jottings – What God Bestows He Gives Not To Be Hoarded

What God bestows He gives not to be hoarded, but to be used for His glory in the benefit of others.

W.E. Vine, Collected Writings of W.E. Vine: 1 Timothy. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson.)

 

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WWW Wednesday: Even Encouragers Need Encouragement

Why We WebMy regular WWW Wednesday blog post is now available over at the Why We Web blog.

Encouraging one another is an important aspect of the Christian faith. Check out my lasted Why We Web post for some tips on encouraging one another in today’s modern world.

Link: Even Encouragers Need Encouragement

 

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1 Corinthians 3:4-9 – Workers with God

 

 

For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:4-9 KJV

 

When facing the challenge of popularity in your service for God how do you cope? Listen to this vblog to see that the work is really God’s and all glory should go to Him alone. It is a recurring theme in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians.

 

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Jottings – Walking In The Fear Of God

Commenting on Titus 2:6 “Self-restraint is the special need of youth. To gain and retain the mastery over the tendency to indulge in what is prejudicial to moral and spiritual welfare, requires that self-control which is consistent with walking in the fear of God.”

W. E. Vine, Collected Writings of W.E. Vine: Titus. (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1996).

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1 Corinthians 3:1-4 – Big Fat Baby Christians

 

 

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 KJV

 

Why do christians squabble sometimes?

Grow up you say! Exactly, this is what the Bible teaches. Christians sometimes are still just big babies. Listen to what Paul has to say about this in this week’s passage.

 

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WWW Wednesday: So Virtual Reality Minded You’re Of No Earthly Good

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My regular WWW Wednesday blog post is now available over at the Why We Web blog.

This week’s WWW post explores the modern day phenomenon of virtual reality gaming and some of the dangers that it poses– along with some helpful thoughts.

Link: So Virtual Reality Minded You’re Of No Earthly Good

 

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