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By W. Larry Richards

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Ili Cross ( 1 Cor. 1, 2) and o f his ministry, and to a lesser degree of the other apostles (1 Cor. 3, 4), will be persuasive. It becomes abun­ dantly clear in the rest of Paul 's letter that his great and compelling desire is the salvation of each church member! Is not that what any father would want for his children? � • Applying the Word 1 Corinthians 3:4-4:2 1 1 . The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God. Looking through a current newspaper or news magazine, make a list 2. :, 3. 4.

They need to back off. 3. Judgment isfuture, not now. Paul's third point of defense follows very naturally. Because the act of judgment is God's and only God's, and His judgment occurs at the time "the Lord comes" (vs. 5), Paul tells the Corinthians they need to be very careful about any second guessing in the present! They do not have sufficient evidence, and what they do have has been grossly distorted. Paul's warning about prematurely judging others reminds us of]esus' counsels in His par­ able of the wheat and tares (Matt.

Is faithful" (vs. 9). For a rewarding spiritual expe­ rience, find all the passages in both the Old and New Testa­ ments that refer to God's faithfulness. Connect your find­ ings to the concept of our faith, particularly with regard to the interrelationship between God's faithfulness and your personal faith. Which comes first? Why is this important? • Further Study of the Word 1 . " Specifically, read what is said about the meaning and content of the word (rather than "Gospel" as in one of the four Gospels).

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