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2016 September 23
Alms to the Poor
Martin Drolling (1789-1851)
Image Source: Wikimedia
Explanation: In 1 Corinthians 16, Paul asks the Corinthians to put aside something for others on the first day of every week. This is to be sent to the saints in Jerusalem (1-4). Before coming to them he might stay in Macedonia for the winter, and he intends to spend some time in Ephesus because he has a great opportunity for ministry there even though there are many adversaries (5-9). When Timothy comes to them, Paul asks that he be well received, made comfortable, not despised, and be sent on his way to Paul in Peace (10-11). Apollos will come to visit them at a later time (12). He exhorts them to be watchful, to stand firm in the faith, to act like men, to be strong, and to act in love (13). He asks them to give recognition to Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus for the service which they give (14-18). The churches of Asia send them greetings, as do Aquila and Priscilla and the church in their house. They are to greet one another with a holy kiss (19-20). Paul autographs the epistle. He pronounces a curse upon anyone who has no love for the Lord. He wishes the grace of the Lord Jesus upon them and sends his love in Christ Jesus to them (21-24).
[Sermons: Alistair Begg. Various. ]
[Illustration: Today's painting depicts a situation which is similar in certain respects to the situation among the Corinthians, as described in today's chapter. According to 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, most of the Corinthians were not among the upper classes, and were, therefore, probably of average means, yet Paul asked them to provide gifts, as they were able, for other saints. Hence, the symbolism of today's painting. ]
[THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES:
1 Corinthians 16:1-4: Romans 15:22-29; 1 Corinthians 4:14-21; 1 Corinthians 16:5-9; 2 Corinthians 1:15-22; 2 Corinthians 1:23 - 2:4; 2 Corinthians 9:1-5; 2 Corinthians 12:14 - 13:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; Philemon 1:21-22; 2 Corinthians 8:1-24; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.
1 Corinthians 16:5-9: Romans 15:22-29; 1 Corinthians 4:14-21; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 1:23 - 2:4; 2 Corinthians 9:1-5; 2 Corinthians 12:14 - 13:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; Philemon 1:21-22; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10.
1 Corinthians 16:10-12: Romans 16:1-2; 1 Corinthians 16:15-18; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24; Ephesians 6:21-22; Philippians 2:19-24; Philippians 2:25 - 3:1; Colossians 4:7-9; Philemon 1:8-20.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14: Romans 13:11-14; Ephesians 6:10-17; Colossians 4:2-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17; Romans 13:8-10.
1 Corinthians 16:15-18: Romans 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24; Ephesians 6:21-22; Philippians 2:19-24; Philippians 2:25 - 3:1; Colossians 4:7-9; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22; Philemon 1:8-20.
1 Corinthians 16:19-20: Romans 16:3-16; Romans 16:21-23; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Philippians 4:21-22; Colossians 4:10-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; Philemon 1:23-24.
1 Corinthians 16:21-22: Galatians 6:11-17; Colossians 4:16-18a; 2 Thessalonians 3:17.
1 Corinthians 16:23-24: Romans 16:20b; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 6:18; Ephesians 6:23-24; Philippians 4:23; Colossians 4:18b; 1 Thessalonians 5:28; 2 Thessalonians 3:18; Philemon 1:25. ]
NOTE: The parallels above are based in a very small part on my own research but principally on the following sources:
Fred O Francis and J. Paul Sampley, Pauline Parallels, Second Edition. (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 1984).
Most of the material on Hebrews is from an online article titled Pauline parallels in Hebrews taken from Charles H. Welch and Stuart Allen Welch, Perfection Or Perdition? An Exposition Of The Epistle To The Hebrews, (London: Berean Publishing Trust, 1973). ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***
1 Corinthians 16
2. Issues of the Apostolic Ministry (1 Corinthians 16:1 - 1 Corinthians 16:24) - 54 A.D. Philippi
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14 Let all your things be done with charity.
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus and Timotheus.
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