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Thankful for God’s People! (A Study of I Corinthians 16)

Friends: If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that my friend Frank (in New Jersey) and I have been doing an email Bible study for over a year. We read the same chapter every day for a week — and then send a brief email of encouragement to each other. We’ve completed most of the epistles of the New Testament — and it’s been a great discipline for both of us.

We’re now finishing the book of I Corinthians. We started reading I Corinthians 15 on Easter Sunday! As we conclude I Corinthians, this will be my last outline for chapter 16.

Thankful for God’s People! (A Study of I Corinthians 16)

I.    Emotional Support for Timothy (vv. 10-11)

         >>> Note the words “fear,” “contempt,” and “peace.”

II.  Guidance Wisdom for Apollos (v. 12).

        >>> Note the words “strongly urged him . . .”

III. Submissive Devotion to the Household of Stephanas (vv. 15-16).

       >>> Such devotion deserves submission!

IV. Honoring Refreshment from Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus (vv. 17-18)

      >>> Recognizing those who “refresh” our spirits!

V.  Warm Greetings from the Church at Aquila and Priscilla’s House (v. 19).

       >>> A house church that cares about other believers.

VI. Greetings from all the brothers & sisters here (v. 20)

        >>> Mutual affection in the family.

VII. Greet one another with a holy kiss (v. 20)

         >>> Emphasis on a “holy” kiss!

Today’s Challenge: How important are God’s people to you? Important enough to give thanks for, encourage, esteem, support, submit to, warmly greet? Get specific today and thank God for His family and those who labor hard for the gospel!

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Posted by on May 8, 2020 in I Corinthians 16


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