Lesson No. 536
1 Corinthians Chapter 16
"Good Advice for Right Living"

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1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. Paul’s final instructions 5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia. 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go. 7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. 10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. 12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14 Let all your things be done with charity. 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) 16 that ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. 17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such. 19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. 21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Lesson No.  536           "Good Advice for Right Living"

1st Corinthians 16                                               10/17/2020

1)     Tithing or gifting- what is Paul talking about in verses 1-3?  What was he going to do with the 'collection'?

2)     Paul said that he was going to come back to Corinth for a visit or for the winter, but he wanted to stay in Ephesus until the celebration of Pentecost.  Who made Paul's travel plans?  How about us?

3)      Paul sent his disciple Timothy to Corinth, why did he tell them to have him there 'without fear'?  (Verses 10 and 11)

4)     Paul wanted Apollos to come to Corinth too, but he would not come.  Why?  Who was in charge?  Paul?  (Verse 12)

5)     Paul gives the church in Corinth five quick instructions in verses 13 and 14: be watchful (for what?), stand firm (why?), be brave men (how?), be strong (what for?), and do all things in love (for who?).  Does this advice only apply to this church way back then?

6)     Paul encourages fellow saints by acknowledging their service to Christ and love for each other (verses 15-20).  Why is this important, and is it important today?

7)     In review of Paul's letter, he discussed: the importance of church unity, preached the gospel message, judged and corrected backsliding church members, stressed selfless service, advised them to work out differences between Christians and not go to court, discussed both the single and married Christian life-style, denounced idolatry, identified himself to his calling (apostle not pastor), presented the rules of church conduct, discussed the gifts especially tongues and prophesy, defined love as characteristics of God, preached the resurrection, and encouraged the saints.  Do we need this today?

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