1 Corinthians 16:1-24
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Tue Jul 7 17:46:38 PDT 2009
“*TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE” MINISTRIES*
*Jim & Marie Watt*
*Tel: 253-517-9195 - Email: jmbetter at gmail.com*
July 7, 2009
*VI. 1 CORINTHIANS 16:1-24*
*PRACTICAL WISDOM AND BENEDICTION*
*A. 16:1-18 PRACTICAL DETAILS CONCERNING NORMAL CHURCH LIFE*
*1. 16:1-4 HOW TO AVOID REPERCUSSIONS IN MONEY MATTERS*
*a. 16:1 PAUL'S ORDER RE COLLECTIONS*
PeRI de t*e*s loGIas t*e*s eis tous haGIous,
*Now concerning the collection :for the saints,*
H*O*Sper diEta-xa  tais ek-kl*e*SIais t*e*s Ga-laTIas,
*as I gave order to the churches of :Galatia,*
HOUt*o* kai huMEIS poi*E*sa-te.
*so also do you.*
*b. 16:2 THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK*
kaTA MIan sabBAtou HEkas-tos huM*O*N par' he-auT*O* tiTHEt*o* th*e*-sauRIz*o
*Upon the first day of the week let each of you lay by him in store,*
HOti eAN eu-oD*O*tai , HIna m*e* HOtan ELth*o* TOte loGIai  GIn*
*as he may prosper, that when I come no collections be then made.*
*c. 16:3-4 COURIERS FOR OFFERINGS*
HOtan de pa-raGEn*o*-mai [ hous eAN do-kiMAs*e*-te  di'
*And when I arrive whoever you shall approve with letters,*
TOUtous PEMps*o* a-pe-negKEIN  t*e*n CHArin huM*O*N eis 'Ie-rou-saL*E*
*them will I send to carry your :bounty to Jerusalem:*
eAN de Axi-on *e* tou ka' 'ME poREUes-thai,
*4 and if it be proper for me to go also,*
sun eMOI poREUson-tai.
*they shall go with me. *
*2. 16:5-9 HELPS THAT GOVERN MINISTRIES*
*a. 16:5-6 SAINTS CAN HELP MINISTRIES FORWARD IN THEIR CALLING*
E-LEUso-mai de pros huMAS, HOtan Ma-ke-doNIan diELth*o*;
*But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia;*
Ma-ke-doNIan gar diERcho-mai;
*for I pass through Macedonia;*
pros huMAS de tuCHON ka-ta-meN*O* ; *e* pa-ra-cheiMAs*o* ,
*6 but it may be that I shall abide with you; or winter,*
HIna huMEIS me proPEMps*e*-te  hou eAN poREU*o*-mai.
*that you may set me forward on my journey wherever I go.*
*b. 16:7 VISITING OTHERS MUST BE IN THE LORD'S PERMISSION*
ou THEl*o* gar huMAS ARti en paROd*o*  iDEIN;
*for I do not wish to see you now by the way;*
elPIz*o* gar CHROnon tiNA e-piMEInai  pros huMAS,
*for I hope to tarry some time with you,*
eAN ho KUri-os e-piTREps*e*  .
*if the Lord permit.*
*c. 16:8-9 ADVERSARIES DO NOT SHUT OPEN DOORS*
e-pi-meN*O* de en E-PHEs*o* HE*o*s t*e*s pen-t*e*-kosT*E*S ;
*But I will tarry at Ephesus until :Pentecost;*
THUra  gar moi aNE*o*-gen  meGAl*e* kai e-nerG*E*S ,
*9 for a grat door and effectual is opened to me,*
kai an-tiKEIme-noi  polLOI.
*and adversaries are many.*
*3. 16:10-11 HOW TO HELP A LESSER CHURCH MINISTRY*
*a. 16:10-11a PAUL'S COMMENDATION FOR TIMOTHY*
E-AN de ELth*e* TiMOthe-os, BLEpe-te HIna aPHOb*o*s  GEn*e*-tai pros
*Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear;*
to gar ERgon KuRIou erGAze-tai , h*o*s eG*O*:
*for he works the Lord's work, as I also:*
m*e* tis oun auTON e-xou-theNEs*e*  .
*11 let no one therefore despise him.*
*b. 16:11b TIMOTHY AND PAUL*
proPEMpsa-te  de auTON en eiR*E*n*e* ,
*But set him forward on his journey in peace,*
HIna ELth*e* pros me: ekDEcho-mai gar auTON meTA t*o*n a-delPH*O*N.
*that he come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren.*
*4. 16:12 NEWS ON A POSSIBLE VISIT BY APOLLOS*
PeRI de A-polL*O* tou a-delPHOU,
*But as touching Apollos the brother,*
polLA pa-reKAle-sa  auTON HIna ELth*e* pros huMAS meTA t*o*n a-delPH*O
*I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren:*
kai PANt*o*s ouk *e*n THEl*e*-ma  HIna nun ELth*e*;
*and it was not at all the will to come now;*
eLEUse-tai de HOtan eu-kaiR*E*s*e* .
*but he will come when he shall have opportunity. *
*5. 16:13-14 MANLY EXHORTATIONS ON THE CHRISTIAN WARFARE*
*a. 16:13 A 4-FOLD EXHORTATION*
Gr*e*-goREIte , ST*E*ke-te  en t*e* PIStei, anDRIzes-the ,
*Watch, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.*
*b. 16:14 AND A FIFTH!*
PANta huM*O*N en aGAp*e*  giNESth*o*.
*Let all you do be in love. *
*6. 16:15-18 HOW TO RECEIVE OTHER GOSPEL WORKERS*
*a. 16:15-16 PROPER TREATMENT FOR GOSPEL MINISTRIES*
Pa-ra-kaL*O*  de huMAS, a-delPHOI (OIda-te t*e*n oiKIan Ste-phaNA,
*Now I beseech you, brethren (you know the house of Stephanas,*
HOti esTIN a-parCH*E*  t*e*s A-CHAIas,
*that it is a first fruit of Achaia,*
kai eis di-a-koNIan  tois haGIois  Eta-xan he-auTOUS),
*and they have set themselves to minister to the saints),*
HIna kai huMEIS hu-poTASs*e*s-the  tois toiOUtois,
*16 that you also submit to :such,*
kai panTI t*o* su-nerGOUNti  kai ko-pi*O*Nti .
*and to every one tht helps in the work and toils.*
*b. 16:17 THREE HELPFUL MINISTRIES*
CHAIr*o*  de ePI t*e* pa-rouSIa Ste-phaNA kai Phor-touNAtou kai
*And I rejoice at the presence of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus:*
HOti to huMEte-ron husTEr*e*-ma  HOUtoi a-nePL*E*r*o*-san .
*for what was lacking on your* *:part THEY supplied.*
*c. 16:18 PAUL COMMENDS PROPER TREATMENT FOR SUCH*
aNEpau-san  gar to eMON PNEUma kai to huM*O*N:
*For they refreshed my :spirit and :yours:*
e-pi-giN*O*Ske-te  oun tous toiOUtous.
*acknowledge you therefore :such.*
*B. 16:19-24 CLOSING GREETINGS*
*1. 16:19-20 SALUTATIONS AND GREETINGS*
*a. 16:19a FROM CHURCHES OF ASIA*
AsPAzon-tai  huMAS hai ek-kl*e*SIai t*e*s A-SIas.
*The churches of :Asia salute you.*
*b. 16:19b FROM AQUILA AND PRISCILLA*
asPAze-tai huMAS en KuRI*o* polLA A-KUlas kai PRISka,
*Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord,*
sun t*e* kat' OIkon auT*O*N ek-kl*e*SIa.
*with the church in their house.*
*c. 16:20a GREETINGS FROM BRETHREN*
asPAzon-tai huMAS hoi a-delPHOI PANtes.
*All the brethren salute you.*
*d. 16:20b THE HOLY KISS*
AsPAzon-tai alL*E*lous en phiL*E*ma-ti  haGI*o* .
*Greet one another with a holy kiss.*
*2. 16:21-24 VERY STRONG CLOSING*
*a. 16:21 PAUL'S GREETING*
Ho as-pasMOS t*e* eM*E* cheiRI PAUlou.
*The greeting of me Paul with my :hand.*
*b. 16:22a. A STRONG EXHORTATION*
ei tis ou phiLEI  ton KUri-on, *E*t*o* aNAthe-ma .
*If any loves not the Lord, let him be anathema*
*c. 16:22b. Maranatha. *MaRAN aTHA.
*d. 16:23 THE LORD'S GRACE*
h*e* CHAris tou KuRIou 'I*e*SOU meth' huM*O*N.
*The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.*
*e. 16:24 PAUL GRANTS AGAPE*
h*e* aGAp*e*  mou meTA PANt*o*n huM*O*N en ChrisT*O* 'I*e*SOU.
*My :love with you all in Christ Jesus.*
NOTE: The Church of Corinth failed to come up to the standard of Romans'
understanding of “Justification by Faith,” and how the “Passover” in Christ
sets it forth in His “Finished Work.” Just to have the Spirit manifestation
through all of the gifts of the Spirit - *is not enough.* We also need
understanding of and commitment to Christ - the “Truth!”
Now see how the Holy Spirit through Paul seals this corrective letter! How
we handle *finances* is most important. Much in the Charismatic field of
last century has fallen woefully below Gospel standards in this regard. Oral
Roberts came to Billy Graham and asked for help in this area. Billy opened
all their records in Minneapolis to Oral, and invited him to look through
them all, and adapt all he wanted as a help. He did, and it made a
Then consider how Paul protected Timothy when he sent him to Corinth
(16:10-11). Paul made Timothy equal to himself! What a high commendation for
the result of mentoring that Paul had put into his chosen, spiritual son!
Then see Paul's treatment of a fellow leader and apostle (16:12). He did *
not* seek to force his will on Apollos. He shared how he saw Apollos could
be a help in Corinth - but left the *timing* of his going there up to him!
Next look at 16:13-14. We *all* should pay careful attention to these 5. As
we meditate on them, and seek the Lord's grace to work them into our normal
habit patterns - what a blessing this can be.
Chapter 16 of 1 Corinthians is a peculiar chapter. It could easily be
passed over. But let us not do so. It has indeed rich and practical lessons
here, given by the Holy Spirit through Paul, that if missed, would make us
but the losers. - J.A.W.
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