Thursday, September 15, 2022

60IN60 Day 11 - Thurs Sept 15

It's Day 11 and we're in 1 Corinthians 4.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 20 - I want to see His power unleashed in my church and in my life.

- Verse 3 - "I do not even examine myself" - I think what he means by that is he recognizes that his own evaluation of his life isn't the final one.  God's is.  So he doesn't excuse or praise himself based on his own evaluation of his life.
- Verse 8 - They were arrogant and full of themselves, so Paul mocks them as thinking they're "kings."
- Verse 10 - Paul was willing to abandon himself to the things of Christ even if it didn't look good publicly.  The Corinthians were concerned about appearances.
- Verse 15 - That is, he was the one who led them to faith.
- Verse 16 - Not that he's perfect, but the chapter clearly shows that they were still in an immature state, so he's encouraging them to walk more like he is.
- Verse 21 - When he came to visit them, did they want to have their act cleaned up or did they want him to come with discipline?

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

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Your Comments and Questions:
- "Verse 8 - We're all part of the process of seeing spiritual growth and Kingdom expansion and we will receive our reward based on the part we played. It amazes me how quickly people can dismiss their ability to this. For example, take Vacation Bible School. Some people say they are too old to work with children. But there's so much more to do - fix food at home, make phone calls, greet parents at drop off and pick up, and most importantly, pray for the ones who are working with the children. But we're so quick to dismiss our ability to help, and then wonder why our church isn't growing." 
- "Verse 4 - They were picking their favorite preachers and dividing into camps. This may not be what verse 4 is alluding to, but I've seen it many times in churches - with preachers and with lay people too - how wonderful they are when they are serving at a church, but when they leave, it's "well, the church wasn't growing any way" or "that committee didn't do anything" or "that mess they left".  Immaturity rears it's head again; things don't go the way we want so we pout."

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