In the Beginning

The Epistle of 1st Corinthians The Apostle Paul’s letter of 1st Corinthians covered a broad spectrum of issues and questions that faced not only the church at Corinth but brethren living all down through the Gospel Age. This issue of the Herald provides an overview of Paul’s epistle of 1st Corinthians and what spiritual lessons we should derive from it. The Church of God at Corinth explores the ecclesia to which Paul wrote, the environment in which they dwelt, and how this []

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 []