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A very warm welcome to our visitors and friends!  For older announcements please visit the Announcements Category on the side bar.   23 May:   The First Corinthians 15-16 article completes First Corinthians, Second Corinthians will now begin  There will be short change to articles on Pentecost over the week end.   At the COG News site an […]

Second Corinthians 2 – 3

2 Corinthians 2 Paul continues to explain why he is delaying his visit to Corinth. He does not want to come to them with more rebukes, he wants to find them in sincere repentance for the terrible sin of being proud of tolerating sin in their midst as is also done in today’s Ekklesia. 2 […]

Second Corinthians 1

2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:3 Blessed […]

First Corinthians 15 – 16

1 Corinthians 15 1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, [Remember and continue in faithful obedience to Paul’s instructions and […]

First Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and […]

First Corinthians 11

1 Corinthians 11 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Jesus Christ taught us to live by EVERY WORD of God the Father in Christ-like zeal (Mat 4:4) in all things at all times! Jesus Christ is the ONLY High Priest, effectual sacrifice and intercessor with God […]

First Corinthians 7 – 8

1 Corinthians 7 1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due […]

First Corinthians 6

1 Corinthians 6 The following is speaking about lawsuits between members of the body of believers. Paul backs the instructions of Jesus Christ the HEAD of the body in Matthew 18. We are to do our best to try and work out our disputes and if that cannot be done then we are to go […]

First Corinthians 5

1 Corinthians 5 Those who pride themselves on tolerating sin, ignorantly supposing that tolerating sin is love; are just like the brethren of Corinth. Here is what the scriptures have to say about that. 1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much […]

First Corinthians 3 – 4

1 Corinthians 3 1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual [Paul could not write to them as if they were mature spiritual people.], but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were […]

First Corinthians 1 – 2

1 Corinthians 1 1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the […]

Romans 15 – 16

Romans 15 We are instructed to help those younger or weaker in the faith to learn and grow in godliness, and we are not to cause them to stumble over non-biblical personal preferences, cultural or racial issues   We are not to just do everything that we want, but we are to be considerate of the sensitivities of […]

Romans 13 – 14

Romans 13 Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: The highest power being God himself; therefore always put God first and obey others only as their teachings, laws, rulings and commands do not conflict with God’s Word. 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth […]

Romans 11 – 12

Romans 11 God has not permanently cast away physical Israel, but has set physical Israel aside until another time, when he will call all Israel into spiritual Israel.  So far only a few have been called out of physical Israel, just as only a few have been called from the Gentiles into the New Covenant.  Remember Paul is trying to resolve difficulties between […]

Romans 9 – 10

Romans 9 Paul addresses apparent rivalries between the racial Jews and Gentiles; teaching them that it is only those who are faithfully obedient to the whole Word of God who are spiritual Jews and the children of Abraham indeed.  Therefore all who are faithfully believing and obedient to the Word of God are the true spiritual […]

Romans 8

Romans 8 Paul now gives the solution for Israel’s inability to keep the law of the Mosaic Covenant.  The Mosaic Covenant without the Holy Spirit is a representation of man trying to achieve godliness by his own efforts and strength.  The Mosaic Covenant explained the need for the power of God dwelling in us to enable us to overcome. […]

Romans 7

Romans 7 Many have falsely used Romans 7 to justify sin. In Romans 7 Paul explains to the Jews in Rome the weakness of the Mosaic Covenant and why a New Covenant and the Holy Spirit is needed to please God.   Romans 8 then explains how we can overcome all sin by Christ and God’s gift of the […]

Romans 6

Romans 6 Paul now goes into the subject of baptism; and whether to STOP sinning or to continue in sin after we have been delivered from sin by the death and life of Christ. Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, […]

Romans 5

Romans 5 It is understood that every baby falls a few times in learning to walk, but when we fall spiritually; do we repent and get up to go forward like a child? or do we justify our sins and continue in them, like a child who falls and refuses to get back up?  It […]

Romans 3 – 4

Romans 3 Faith and Works, and the Calling of the Gentiles explained  Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. This means that the Law, Prophets and Writings were given to Israel, and after […]

Romans 1 – 2

The theme of the Book of Romans is “Unity With God”  In Rome there were many nations and cultures, traditions and philosophies; from Gentiles to Jews; from vegetarians to teetotalers. Paul’s concern was to prevent divisions based on these superficial differences. His message was that all that really mattered was living by every Word of God. The unity […]

Jeremiah 51 – 52

Jeremiah 51 In these latter days God will bring the armies of Asia to gather against the remaining power of Babylon the Great at Jerusalem:  Then Jesus Christ will come with his resurrected chosen to  destroy BOTH Babylon and the Asian armies, and put down all rebellion against God to establish the Kingdom of God over […]

Jeremiah 50

Jeremiah 50 A dual prophecy against Babylon of ancient times and the now rising Babylon of the latter day New Europe  Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; […]

Jeremiah 48 – 49

Jeremiah 48 After Moab and Ammon [modern Jordan] hired Ishmael to murder Gedaliah  the governor of Judah, and then Johanon rebelled against Babylon and Judah fled to Egypt; Nebuchadnezzar invaded Egypt, and on his way to Egypt overran Moab and Ammon with an army of Babylonians and Persians because of their rebellion and treachery. In […]

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