Week 49: (Day 337-343)
Day 337: 1 Corinthians 4:14-7:40
Q1. 1 Corinthians 5:13; how does Paul feel about judging others in this verse?
A1. Paul leaves judging to God but still thinks that as believers in Christ we hold each other accountable and condemn wrongdoing in the church.
Day 338: 1 Corinthians 8:1-12:11
Note1. 1 Corinthians 9:11-18; Paul acknowledges that he could ask for material goods in exchange for the spiritual things he has given, but he gives up that right. No one can accuse him of taking advantage of the people.
Q1. Why does the Holy Spirit give us spiritual gifts (hint: 1 Corinthians 12:7)?
A1. Spiritual gifts are given for building up the church (See Ephesians 4:7)
Day 339: 1 Corinthians 12:12-15:28
Q1. 1 Corinthians 12:12-25; how does Paul feel about church members that think their position in the church is unimportant?
Note1. 1 Corinthians 12:31 talks about a more excellent way than just seeking after spiritual gifts and that leads right into chapter 13 which is some of the most quoted scriptures pertaining to love.
A1. The parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable (1 Cor 12:22). When our stomachs hurt, we say we are sick, not just a part of us is sick. If one member of the church body is sick, the entire church suffers (1 Cor 12:26).
Day 340: 1 Corinthians 15:29-16:24; 2 Cor. 1-2
Q1a. How great was the affliction of Paul in Asia (2 Corinthians 1:8-9)?
Q1b. Why did they have to endure this affliction?
A1a. Paul thought he was going to die.
A1b. God wanted them to rely on Him, not themselves.
Day 341: 2 Corinthians 3-7
Q1. 2 Corinthians 3:14; to what does Paul compare the old covenant?
Q2. Why does Paul not regret any grief he caused the Christians in Corinth, with his letter (2 Cor 7:8-10)?
A1. Paul says that some have a veil when they read the old covenant that makes it difficult to see how faith can bring forgiveness of sin through Jesus Christ.
A2. Paul knows the godly grief will produce repentance which is turning away from sin and turning towards Christ.
Day 342: 2 Corinthians 8-12
Q1. What were the churches of Macedonia begging Paul for in 2 Cor 8:4?
A1. They were begging for the privilege of supporting the saints monetarily.
Day 343: 2 Corinthians 13; Galatians 1:1-4:11
Note1. Galatians 1:8; if an angel from heaven comes to you and tells you something contradictory to God’s Word, then you must hold fast to the Word. Scripture is a gift from our Creator and it has absolute authority.