1 Corinthians 16

Reading for Monday, Sept 17: 1 Cor 16

We close our study of 1 Corinthians by looking at the closing chapter, ch16. Paul begins by encouraging the Corinthians believers to follow the example Paul gave to the Galatian churches: to set aside a portion of their money each Lord’s day to contribute toward the work of the Kingdom. This seems to assume a corporate worship gathering on Sunday and an intentional focus on ministry and service.

Paul concludes with some personal statements: his upcoming itinerary, his plan to send Timothy, the plans he has arranged with Apollos. For the second time in as many chapters, Paul exhorts these brethren to stand firm: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love,” (v13-14). Words to live by…

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