Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Good for One, Good for All

“…just as I teach everywhere in every church.” (1 Corinthians 4:17b)

            The Christianity that Paul taught was a system that could be replicated in every city and every church.  Christ’s church can be copied from city to city and country to country and from age to age.  It is both timeless and simple enough to be followed by God-fearing people the world over.

What Paul taught in one church, he taught in every church.  Which means what the Holy Spirit teaches in one church, He teaches in every church.   We need not discuss the need to “modernize” the New Testament church or “adapt” to the times.  The teaching of the New Testament is already adapted for all times both modern and ancient.  May it be said of us that we were simply Christians, not 21st century versions bearing that title but bringing different teachings.

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Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:11-21

Questions to ask:

  1. How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
  2. What are the central themes in Paul’s preaching and teaching which are being emphasized, or how are the central themes in this epistle being emphasized in today’s reading?
  3. How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
  4. What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
  5. How does this show the “good news” of the gospel? How can I share that with someone else?

This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul.  If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: