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Letters to the Fam - Part 2 - To the Churches

July 24, 2011 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: New School - NT Introduction

Topic: Biblical

Introduction

Riding the Wave

 

Letters to the fam—part II

An Epistle—Theological and Occasional

 

Letters to the Churches—The Fruit of Mission

 

Corinthians—Messed Up Church

Messed up Communities

 

Some Problems in Corinth

 

A Table of Contrasts

Corinthian Troubles

Gospel Transformation

Factions and Divisions

Unity in Christ and him Crucified

Complaining about Leaders

Working Together as one body, by one Spirit

Sexual Perversion

Body is a Temple, Honor God with our Bodies

Fighting with one another

Unity in the glory of God, in patient, kind, not seeking its own LOVE

Death and the Grave

Resurrection Life

Defeated by Sin and Death

Following the Triumphal Victory of Jesus

Old Dead Ways of Living

Renewal as a Way of Life – in marriage, sex, eating, drinking, worship

Greed and Stingy Lives

Joy and Generosity

Our Weak Strength

His Strength in our Weaknesses

 

Ephesians/Colossians/Philemon—What is the Church?

Prison Epistles

 

Ephesians and Colossians 

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Philemon

 

Philippians—Joyful Church

 

 

Thessalonians—Hopeful Church

The Gospel Bearing Fruit and Creating Family

 

The Second Coming of King Jesus

 

Community Meditation

In your MC take a few minutes just to read sections of these writings.  Don’t discuss them, just read them aloud over the community. You can read all of these this week—treat it as your Scripture reading playlist. My guess is that you’ll end up exploring quite a bit.

  • 1  & 2 Corinthians: 1 Cor 1:18-25, 6:12-20, 10:23-31, 11:23-26, 12:12-31, 13:1-7, 15:1-3, 15:54-58.  2 Cor 3, 4:1-6, 4, 5:17-21, 7:10, 9:6-15, 12:9,10.
  • Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon: Eph 1: 3-14, 2:1-10, 3:14-21, 4:11-16, 5:18-33, 6:10-20, Col 1:15-20, 2:6-15, 3:1-17. Philemon 4-7, 17-20.
  • Philippians—Phil 1:15-21, 2:1-11, 3:8-16, 4:4-9, 4:10-13.
  • 1 & 2 Thessalonians: 1 Thes 1:2-10, 2:5-12, 4:1-8, 13-18, 5:12-24. 2 Thes 1:5-12, 2:13-17, 3:6-15.

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