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HOLD THE LINE. A study in. I Corinthians. 1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct . 13, 2013. 1 Cor. 14:36-40

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HOLDTHELINE

A study in

I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:36-40
    • Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached? If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord. If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be done decently and in order.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:36
    • Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached?
    • Or = ē (ay) = and, but, or (else), rather, save, than, that, what (as a question)

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:36
    • Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached?
    • This kind of thinking demonstrates two things:
      • A great security in being loved by their parent
      • An unhealthy sense that “it’s all about me”

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:37
    • If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:38
    • If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
  • A KEY ingredient necessary
  • to recognize and heed God’s truth:
  • Humility.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:39
    • So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • 1 Cor. 14:40
    • But all things should be done decently and in order.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

The American Christian mindset

is very similar to those in Corinth.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

God’s love reaches to the entire body

- the Bride of Christ (36)

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

LOVE GOD BACK, as opposed to

doing/acting because you’re supposed to.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

  • God’s love reaches to the entire body
  • - the Bride of Christ (36)
  • God’s Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever (37-40)
    • Heb13:7-9 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings…

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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1 Cor. 14:36-40 “Spoiled Child or Humble Servant” Oct. 13, 2013

Homework:

Love God, solely because He first loved you.

Ask God to show you where you may lack humility.

HOLD THE LINE I Corinthians

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HOLDTHELINE

A study in

I Corinthians

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