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Paul’s View of Women in Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 21 God calls and gifts women for ministry, but He establishes parameters in which to operate. Women are tempted to expand their ministry beyond God’s parameters, and men are tempted to constrict those parameters. Paul addresses those parameters in several of his epistles (1 Cor. 11; […]

Sexual Immorality, the Body, and the Kingdom of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 19 It is not politically correct to question anyone’s sexuality or to “call out” another believer for sexual sin. Yet the Apostle Paul was unafraid to address sexual immorality or any other sin practiced by anyone in the church. He instructed the Corinthian believers to dissociate […]

A Young Church in a Pagan City

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 18 Corinth is a city filled with merchants, entertainers, philosophers, athletes, and ex-soldiers—many who are sexually immoral and idolatrous. Into this mix, armed only with the gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul the church planter enters, outnumbered 600,000 to one. The Corinthians’ only hope is the Gospel; […]

Paul and an Unreached People Group

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 16 Paul encounters an unreached people group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers and idolators in Athens. To them, as with all unreached peoples, the teaching about “Jesus and the resurrection” is “foreign” and “strange” (Acts 17:18, 20). Paul’s conversation with the Athenians demonstrates how to engage […]

The Glorious Providence of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 15 Conflict occurs when Paul rejects Barnabas’ proposal that John Mark accompany them on their second missionary journey, to visit those who had responded to the Gospel on their previous journey. Paul counter-insists that John Mark not accompany them—“that they should not take with them the […]

Conflict Accompanies the Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 14 Two types of conflict occur in the early church: conflict over doctrine and conflict over mission strategy and personnel. Cultural distinctions often cause conflict between people groups. The early church faces this conflict when the believers from various backgrounds come together, and some Jewish/Pharisee-background believers […]

A Dangerous Gospel

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), November 10 Saul shamelessly tracks down and arrests gospel-adherents. A dangerous gospel indeed! So dangerous, that after meeting the resurrected Christ, Saul becomes a gospel-adherent and a gospel-proclaimer. He too will experience the dangerous nature of the Gospel, “He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear […]