1. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies…. Read More

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In this passage Paul is up against a whole series of problems. It ends with the summons, “Glorify God with your body.” This is Paul’s battle cry here. … Read More

2. 1 Corinthians 6:12

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything…. Read More

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In this passage Paul is up against a whole series of problems. It ends with the summons, “Glorify God with your body.” This is Paul’s battle cry here. … Read More

3. 1 Corinthians 6:20

you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies…. Read More

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In this passage Paul is up against a whole series of problems. It ends with the summons, “Glorify God with your body.” This is Paul’s battle cry here. … Read More

4. 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it…. Read More

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In this chapter Paul is still dealing with the question of eating meat which has been offered to idols. At the back of this passage lies the over-confidence of some of the Corinthian Christians. Their point of view was, “We have been baptized and are therefore one with Christ; we have partaken of the sacrament and so of the body and the blood of Christ; we are in him and he is in us; therefore we are quite safe; we can eat meat offered to idols and take no harm.” So Paul warns of the danger of … Read More

5. 1 Corinthians 3:17

If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple…. Read More

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To Paul the Church was the very temple of God because it was the society in which the Spirit of God dwelt. As Origen later said, “We are most of all God’s temple when we prepare ourselves to receive the Holy Spirit.” But, if men introduce dissension and division into the fellowship of the Church, they destroy the temple of God in a double sense. … Read More

6. 1 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God…. Read More

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Paul brings to an end this long discussion of the question of meat offered to idols with some very practical advice. … Read More

7. Hebrews 10:26

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,… Read More

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Every now and again the writer to the Hebrews speaks with a sternness that is almost without parallel in the New Testament. Few writers have such a sense of the sheer horror of sin. In this passage his thoughts are going back to the grim instruction in Deuteronomy 17:2-7 . it is there laid down that, if any person shall be proved to have gone after strange gods and to have worshipped them, “you shall bring forth to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone t… Read More

8. Psalms 119:37

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. … Read More

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1. TORAH , “the Law” itself; but not merely the Law given on Mount Sinai; rather, God’s law in the widest sense, all whereby he has intimated his will to man. … Read More

9. 1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;… Read More

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In this passage Paul is up against a whole series of problems. It ends with the summons, “Glorify God with your body.” This is Paul’s battle cry here. … Read More

10. Galatians 6:7-8

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life…. Read More

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The Christian Church had its teachers. In those days the Church was a really sharing institution. No Christian could bear to have too much while others had too little. So Paul says, “If a man is teaching you the eternal truths, the least you can do is share with him such material things as you possess.” … Read More