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1 Corinthians 16:13b

Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians   “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”   stand fast It is not enough to “watch,” but the church should also “stand fast in the faith.”  This is the second of five commands in this section. A...

1 Corinthians 16:13

Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians    “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”   The next few verses give five final, machine-gun, rapid-fire exhortations – five divine directives. These terse, crisp, clear commands set forth what...

1 Corinthians 16:12

Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians   Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.     Now concerning our...

1 Corinthians 16:9

Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians   For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.     For a great and effective door has opened to me, The “door” is a metaphor for an opportunity. “Has opened” is literally stands open. The...

1 Corinthians 16:5-8

Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians   5 Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). 6 And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do...

1 Corinthians 16:3-4

Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians   3And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. 4But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.     16:3 And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters...