Conclusion, 4:20-23

This precious little letter concludes with a three-fold note. We can summarize it with these familiar Biblical words: A. Glory “Now unto God our Father be GLORY forever and ever” (4:20). This doxology bursts forth out of Paul’s gratitude for...

IX. Examination of Problems, 4:1-19

A. The Problem of Friction and Discord (4:1-3) 1. The Plea (4:1,2) As the great apostle introduces this section dealing with discord in the congregation, his very approach is an example of grace. As an Apostle, he could have commanded and demanded things be changed....

VII. Examples of Victory, 2:5-30

A. Victory Through Sacrifice (2:5-16) We have in these verses an outstanding illustration of the grace of God in using a problem situation in a local assembly of the first century as a starting point to give to believers throughout the church age one of the most...