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1 Corinthians 16: An Overview[edit]This chapter is the final chapter in the book of 1 Corinthians. Paul wants to make sure the people understood the message he was giving them in the previous chapters, and he wants to give them some last instructions before he closes his letter. Paul starts this section by talking about the collection of money to be used for God's work. This collection should not be forced, but it should be willingly given so that those in need can have help. The Corinthians are supposed to put in money whenever they can, since Paul does not want to force the people to give when he gets there. Paul thinks it would be a good idea to have the money all collected and ready to send off to Jerusalem by the time Paul reaches Corinth. At that time, people from the church in Corinth would carry the money to Jerusalem with a letter explaining the gift.Paul's journey is going to take him close to Corinth, so he wants to stop and spend a while with the Corinthians. He does not want to drop by for a quick hello, but he wants, Lord Andre Williams Jersey willing, to be able to spend a season with the Corinthians so that they would be able to encourage him when he had to leave for his next journey. However, as much as Paul wanted to see the Corinthians as soon as possible, he knew that he had other obligations first. In Ephesus, where he was when he wrote this letter to the Corinthians, a great opportunity for him to minister had just opened up. If Paul left right away, the people in opposition to him would be a great hindrance to the service Paul was doing. Although Paul was unable to go at that time, Timothy was going to be arriving at Corinth soon. Timothy was young, and Paul wanted to make sure the Corinthians encouraged him instead of looking down on him. After Timothy's visit, he was to return to Paul along with some of the brothers in the church. Paul had been encouraging Apollos, another brother in the Lord, to visit Corinth, but he was not ready at that point.Paul gives some final directives to the church at Corinth. The family of Stephanas was an example for the other people to follow, because the family of Stephanas was very devoted to doing God's work. Paul wanted to emphasize that the Corinthians should help in the work of the church and devote themselves to service. Everything they do should be in love. The Corinthians were lacking in some aspects, but men who visited Paul helped supply what was lacking. It was important that the Corinthians acknowledged people who were exemplary in their congregation so that they would be able to act as they did.All the churches in Asia sent greetings to the church at Corinth. The house church that met at the home of Aquila and Priscilla sent greetings in the Lord to the church that is in Corinth, and Aquila and Priscilla sent their greetings along. In fact, all the brothers and sisters in the Lord sent greetings to the church in Corinth. Paul also gave instructions for how the people at Corinth were to greet each other as brothers and sisters in the Lord. As Paul closes his letter, he signs a greeting with his own hand. He then announces one last blessing on the church in Corinth, and a word of exhortation for the people to love the Lord. Most people did not write their letters themselves. People who were in the upper class had secretaries who would write their letters for them. If a regular person wanted a letter written in the correct format, then he or she could go to the market place and find a scribe http://www.giantsnflofficialauthentic.com/authentic-andre-williams-jersey.html for hire. After paying a small fee to the scribe, the scribe would write the letter in the standard format for the person who hired him. However, although Paul used a secretary, he often signed his letters with his own hand and added his own postscript. [1] In regards to delivering the letters, Roman officials used a road system with horsemen Kyle Fuller Kids Jersey to send official communication. Wealthy people had their slaves deliver their letters. Other people sent their letters with friends or even with strangers who were going in the right direction. [2]The most common form of churches in the New Testament were house churches. The church that meets in the home of Aquila and Priscilla was one of these house churches. The houses that these churches met in were usually private houses closed off from the streets so the believers would remember that they were dedicated to God and not to the outside world. Meeting each Sunday, the believers prayed and sang hymns together, and someone would usually share a message. "These house churches were the basic cells of the growing church, at a time when significant social tensions surrounded the household in Roman society.[3]"In Biblical times, if the congregation did not bring in enough money to support the house church, the house church would often have a patron which would supply the money needed for the house church. Stephanas and his household were one of these patrons. These patrons were recognized by the house churces by having honor shown to them. It is a shame not to recognize honor due to a person[4].1 Corinthians is in the Letter genre, and it follows the form of most letters written during the first century. 1 www.officialbearsnflauthentic.com/authentic-kyle-fuller-jersey.html Corinthians 16 is the closing of the letter, which consists of four parts:Practical Matters vv. 1 18Individual Greetings vv. 19 20Personal Postscript vv. 21 22Doxology or Prayer vv. 23 24 [5]Outline of 1 Corinthians 16[edit]Follow the directions given to Galatia v. 1Set aside money every week v. 2Collections will not need to be taken when Paul comes v. 2Collections will go to Jerusalem v. 3People will take the monetary gift along with letters to Jerusalem v. 3There are textual variants in vv. 2, 3, 4, 5 6, 7, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, and 24. These variants are not ones that affect the meaning of the message, or of the individual verses, but they simply provide alternate ways of phrasing things. [6]verse 12: brother, Apollos, strongly urged, visit, willing, opportunity

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