Epiphany’s Epistle: Corinthians continued

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As in Year A (which focused on the beginning of 1 Corinthians 1-4), a serialized reading of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6-9 and Second Corinthians 1-3 is read in Year B.

Epiphany 2: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 – Paul speaks agains a misunderstanding of Christian freedom and emphasizes that are bodies are a place of the indwelling Holy Spirit. The spirit is God’s gift to us through baptism.

Epiphany 3: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 – Expecting the end soon created a sense of urgency that changed all relationships – domestic, personal and economic. A world passing away does not make demands like a world thought to last forever.

Epiphany 4: 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 – Paul gives advice to the church at Corinth. Do not use your freedom in the gospel to tempt others to sin who are not so strong in their faith. Act always in love.

Epiphany 5: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 – Whatever he has to do to make it possible for people to hear and understand the gospel, Paul will do. He tries to become all things to all people for the sake of the gospel.

Epiphany 6: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – To emphasize the importance of discipline in the Christian life, Paul uses the analogy of runners who compete for a prize – the race for an imperishable crown.

Epiphany 7: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 – God is faithful and consistent. All the promises of God come straight from Jesus. (Not read in 2012)

Epiphany 8: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 – Christ whose Spirit lives within human hearts is the content of this letter. (Not read in 2012)

Last Sunday after the Epiphany: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 – Paul expects the Lord’s coming soon, and judgment will be a time of unveiling secrets.

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