Author: Benjamin Kwashi

1 Corinthians 9:1-14         Leadership
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1 Corinthians 9:1-14         Leadership

It seems that there were some in Corinth who were questioning Paul’s authority and leadership. Their idea of an apostle was that he was a person who lorded it over others and made sure that everyone knew he was the master. In contrast, they saw Paul as being far too soft and weak (see also 2 Cor.10:7-11:15). Our Lord Jesus Christ made it absolutely clear that he had not come to earth “to be served, but to serve” (Mt.20:28). If that is the pattern for the Master, how can any Christian seek for anything different!

John 15:2     Pruning for Best of Fruits
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John 15:2  Pruning for Best of Fruits

Vines grow slowly and need much patient care and work, perhaps for several years, before they bear fruit. Very many of the people listening to Jesus would have grown vines, and so this naturally suggested itself as a picture of how God cares for his people. The solidarity of Jesus and his disciples was like that of the main stem and the branches.

1 Timothy 4:7     Training in godliness
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1 Timothy 4:7 Training in godliness

Time and again in the New Testament, we hear of the problems and dangers of false teaching and half truths.  This must be countered by true faith and sound doctrine.  This involves discipline and “training in godliness” (v.7b-8).  Training for physical fitness has value, but training for spiritual fitness has […]