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Offline clark thompson

1 Cor 9
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:43:14 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:1 King James Version (KJV)

9 Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?


1 Corinthians 9:1
NSB 1 Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?


These are my thoughts.
People may question both us and how the Lord has used us.


One day I will be home
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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 10:17:06 AM »
These are my thoughts.
People may question both us and how the Lord has used us.

'Am I am not an apostle?
am I not free?
have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord?
are not ye my work in the Lord?'

(1 Cor. 9:1)

Hello Clark,

Yes, Paul's authority was being called into question, wasn't it?
 
Those to whom he wrote were the fruit of his labour in the Lord, living proof of his apostleship (1 Cor. 9:2).  These questions are designed to challenge the suggestion that he was not a true apostle; to make them think and evaluate truthfully the Divine role that He had been called upon and equipped to perform (Gal. 1:1), and contrast them with the lies being propounded by those who sought to undermine His authority.

- He was an Apostle (Rom.1:1; 2 Cor. 12:12)
- He was free ( 1 Cor.9:19, Gal.4:29-31, Gal.5:1, 2Cor.3:17, Gal.5:13, Gal.2:4)
- He had seen Jesus Christ His Lord  (Acts 9:27, Acts 26:12-18)
- They were His work in the Lord (1 Cor.9:2)

Praise God!

* Paul had opposition as he sought to live and work in accordance with God's will for him, and we who have also been 'called' and 'chosen' in Christ Jesus, (though not to apostleship) have been called to live and work in a manner that is pleasing to God, and bring forth fruit to His glory, so we too can expect opposition, not only from without, but from within.  May we, like Paul, be faithful to the Lord in our walk and witness, for His Name and Glory's sake.

Thank you.
In Christ Jesus
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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 11:49:47 AM »
Clark,
          Are you claiming the same authority as an apostle?
Or merely saying that people may question your ministry?
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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:00:16 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 9:2 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

2 If I am not an apostle to others, yet I am to you. For you in the Lord are the seal of my apostleship.

New Matthew Bible (NMB) Copyright ? 2016 by Ruth Magnusson (Davis). All rights reserved.

These are my thoughts.
We are meant to be who we are for the Lord, just as Paul was.
One day I will be home
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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 10:40:39 AM »
Amen Clarke.
His children are part of a Royal Priesthood and everyone has their own part that should not be undermined.
I know God gave you that word because I was at work thinking a similiar thing regarding God's people at the same time you posted the other day. I saw that when I looked online.

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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 11:01:58 AM »
These are my thoughts.
We are meant to be who we are for the Lord, just as Paul was.

'If I be not an apostle unto others,
yet doubtless I am to you:
for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.'

(1 Cor. 9:2)

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@clark thompson 

Hello there,

I remember the day I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour, and the ministry through which that blessed knowledge came.  I remember too, those whose influence was formative in those early years and beyond to this very day.  Like links in a chain, we all have our part to play, to the glory of God, in the lives of those around us.

The Word of God those people imparted, and the sweet influence of lives being lived in obedience to it's instruction, have played their part in my life, for which I praise God.

More than anything I praise God for the Holy Spirit, who took of the things of Christ and made them mine, by God's grace.

In Christ Jesus
Cariad 


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Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 12:37:15 PM »
Paul had the honour and privilege to be an apostle, and was one of the relatively small number of people who were eyewitnesses of Christ?s resurrection.
He was recognised and approved by the other apostles (Galatians 2:9).
He was immensely gifted by the Holy Spirit.
His ministry was fruitful - not just in one place, but in many.
And yet there were many who challenged his status and authority. And there still are! Shame on them!
"God has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace." (II Timothy 1:9)

Offline clark thompson

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 09:57:07 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

1 Corinthians 9:3
NSB 3 My answer (defense) to those who examine me is as follows:


These are my thoughts.
People are going to examine us as Christians, they are going to look for us to fall but our defense is grace and the Lord, we don?t have to be faultless because He is perfect and we have Him.
One day I will be home