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Puzzled about Solving Disputes with other Believers?

1 Corinthians 6:1-6

September 17, 2023 • Brian Jones • 1 Corinthians 6:1–6

1 Corinthians 6:1-6


1 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 


2 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 


3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 


4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 


5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 


6 But instead, one brothertakes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!

Puzzled about perseverance?

June 2, 2024 • Brian Jones • 1 Corinthians 9:24–27

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.  20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.  21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.  22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.  23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

Puzzled about barriers to the gospel?

May 26, 2024 • Brian Jones • 1 Corinthians 9:19–26

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.  20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.  21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.  22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.  23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

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May 12, 2024 • Brian Jones • 1 Corinthians 9:3–14

1 Corinthians 9: 1-3 1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord?  2 Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you! For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me.