1 Corinthians 10: Temptation

By Stephen W. Hiemstra No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry […]

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1 Corinthians 9: Strategic Tentmaking

By Stephen W. Hiemstra After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, and because he was of the same […]

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1 Corinthians 8: Jedi Mind-Tricks

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that all of us possess knowledge. This knowledge puffs up, but love builds up (1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV). In Luke 10, Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan in response to a lawyer’s question:  who is my neighbor? (v 29)  The punchline […]

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1 Corinthians 7: Don’t Be Anxious

By Stephen W. Hiemstra For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? (v16) Do you believe in salvation? Because my father married at age 21, I spent of most of my 20s anxious that I had missed the boat.  […]

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