The Church of God at Corinth

Who Were the Corinthians? “To those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NASB). By Tim Krupa The Apostle Paul had an excellent relationship with most of the ecclesiae he dealt with, but Corinth was an exception. They were a problem. Paul first came to Corinth while he traveled a pilgrim route we usually call “Paul’s Second Missionary Journey.” After going through Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and stopping briefly in Troas, Paul headed for Macedonia (northern []

An Apostle by the Will of God

Paul and His Apostleship “A chosen vessel of mine to bear my name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15, NKJV, other texts from NASB). By Ray Charlton These words to Ananias gave assurance that it was safe for him to go to the house where Saul of Tarsus was staying and restore his sight, which Saul had lost during his encounter with Christ. Ananias had good reason for concern since Saul had come breathing threats and murder against []

Let There Be No Divisions Among You

Schisms and Divisions “For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe’s people, that there are quarrels among you” (1 Corinthians 1:11 NASB). by Jerry Wesol The primary focus of the Apostle Paul’s ministry was: (1) To admonish brethren to stay focused and study God’s plan and preach to all, especially the household of faith, “The Gospel of the Kingdom” message. (2) Having consecrated their all and having been given the holy Spirit from the Lord, to allow the Lord []

In the Beginning

The Abrahamic Promise This issue considers the Abrahamic Promise and the words of twenty subsequent prophets to show the gradual unfolding of prophetic detail of this unconditional oath from God. Inserted into the center of this issue is a 29-inch foldout which arranges the Abrahamic Promise into seven doctrinal frameworks and then tracks their threads of prophecy across time: Atonement, Resurrection, Restitution, Ransom, Restoration of Israel to their land, and Restoration of Israelites back to God. How would the Abrahamic Promise be []