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Living Life

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  • February 2018
2018. 2. 11 | Serving the Lord Together (1 Corinthians 16:1~12)         Speakers Daniel Park

1 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.
2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.
4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you -- for I will be going through Macedonia.
6 Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go.
7 I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
10 If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am.
11 No one, then, should refuse to accept him. Send him on his way in peace so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.
12 Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.

 

 

Reflection

Ministry Partners (16:1–12)

Paul highlights three things to the believers in Corinth. First, he tells them to set aside money to support the believers in Jerusalem. Second, Paul expresses his desire to visit the Corinthian church and spend time with them so that they can mutually encourage one another. And third, he gives instructions about welcoming his ministry partners, Timothy and Apollos, who might visit the Corinthians in the near future. This passage reminds us that we are not to lead selfish and self-centered lives. We are to encourage and support one another in love. Christian ministry can only be effective in the context of healthy, interpersonal relationships. We were created and called to serve one another because when we do so, we reflect the relational love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

 

What sort of relationships are you building within the church? How can these relationships enable you to bless and minister to others?

 

 

A letter to God 

The Unreached
The Minangkabau come from West Sumatra Province of Indonesia and are famous as traders of clothing and jewelry. Most Minangkabau are Muslim, and those who decide to leave Islam are often disowned by their family. Pray that God would strengthen those Minangkabau Christians who are experiencing persecution.

 

 

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