LESSON 10 7/2/2016
PAUL, THE WRITER
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 153, 197
Devotional Reading: 2 Pet 3: 14-18
Topic for Adults: A Legacy of Letters
Topic for Youths: Speaking Through Time and Space
Topic for Intermediates: Living Letters
Scripture Lesson: Eph. 3: 1-3; Phil. 1: 12-14; Col. 4:18; 1 Tim. 6: 13-16; 2 Tim. 1: 13-14; Tit. 1: 5
Memory Verse: The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write. (2 Thess. 3:17) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Writing To Correct Behaviour
1 Cor. 1:11; 3:3-4; 11:17-22; 14:33,40
Paul wrote 1 Corinthians in response to troubling reports he had heard and letters he received from them. Corinth was a tough place to be a Christian, as the city was known for its temple prostitutes and low moral standards. Some of the problems Paul addressed include: divisions in the church, a case of incest, members suing other members, confusion at church services and more. Sadly, many members in Corinth were filled with arrogance and pride about their knowledge and spiritual gifts. Paul powerfully explained why their pride needed to be replaced with love. “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (1 Cor. 8:1,)
Paul had to take a corrective tone with the Corinthians in his first epistle. But in 2 Corinthians he expressed appreciation that many of them had responded.
Point of Emphasis: Let your behaviour agree with the Scriptures.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to be totally transformed according to your words that I learn.