A 1st Corinthians Smorgasbord

25 Oct

Tomorrow we begin the end of our 1st Corinthians series.  We’ll be spending two Sundays finishing it up by looking at chapter 16 verses 5-24.  In these verses Paul talks about his itinerary, updates them about a bunch of people the Corinthian church knew well, and then gives them a bit of a smorgasbord of teaching.

In this final section, tomorrow we’ll look at the smorgasbord of teaching.  Then next week we’ll see what he has to say about his itinerary and the people he mentions.  SmorgBanner

So let’s get ready for the smorgasbord!  At least that’s what we call them in Lancaster County.  If you’re not familiar with that term, you may know them as a buffet.  At a buffet you don’t order off a menu, you get the chance to go up to the buffet tables and select from a variety of choices, and you can go back as often as you like, trying them all if you like.  Paul gives us a buffet of teaching this week.  It could seem random, but perhaps he has a method to his madness.  When you’ve just spent a lot of time and energy writing what is a very long letter, how do you conclude?  Paul chooses to review much of what he already taught, giving them little tidbits in areas he thinks they need just a little reminder.

As you look back over the last year, what parts of the 1st Corinthians series impacted you the most?

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