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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB137 A Proven Recipe for Humility
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
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Published October 24th, 2016
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Main point summary
Main point summary
Because in Christ, all things are ours we need not boast in men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
ὥστε μηδεὶς καυχάσθω ἐν ἀνθρώποις•
So j let no one boast in men.
Do not take pride, rely on,depend on, or seek to find life in people.
πάντα γὰρ ὑμῶν ἐστιν,
For k all things are yours,
that is all things are given by God to serve for our good
εἴτε Παῦλος
whether Paul
the example of boasting in a "celebrity" like Paul, who was being compared to others. Yet Paul here says he himself is not to be taken pride in, but he is to serve.
εἴτε Ἀπολλῶς
or Apollos
Paul was compared to Apollos. Paul here says that the role of Apollos is not to be like a celebrity we collect and show off, but to serve our good.
εἴτε Κηφᾶς,
or Cephas
All three, Paul, Peter and Apollos, were being compared and evaluated and taken pride in. People were fighting over who the better leader was. By affiliation, then how they were better because they had the better leader. But again Paul says that even Peter, is to serve for our good not to be taken pride in.
εἴτε κόσμος
or the world
incredible to think that God uses everything in this world to serve for our good
εἴτε ζωὴ
or life
God would also use all of life for us
εἴτε θάνατος,
or death
God would even use the end of life for our good
εἴτε ἐνεστῶτα
or the present
God would use every current happening...
εἴτε μέλλοντα•
or the future—
And God would use everything that is about to happen
πάντα ὑμῶν,
all are yours,
ὑμεῖς δὲ Χριστοῦ,
and l you are Christ’s,
Cross ref. Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Χριστὸς δὲ θεοῦ.
and m Christ is God’s.
Look At The Book LAB lesson: the "Ground": The "ground" is the basis, the reason for why another idea or statement is true or possible. In this case, the "ground" for not boasting in men is that all things in Christ are ours. This is a remarkable ground. For I have often thought that humility or not boasting in men (including myself) is as a result of realising how small and weak we humans really are. This is true but here, in this passage, the basis for humility is not the truth of ourselves without Christ, but is because we have everything, we are actually rich! On the surface of this, it would seem to lead to more boasting. Because I would think that knowing I am rich would make me want to boast even more. But this wealth and riches is from God, not from men. This is already humbling. I also think that there is a dynamic that when we are truly secure in the true riches that God gives, there is no longer any need for false boasting in lesser things like men. That true security humbles and satisfies us. We need not boast in men anymore. Study Questions: 1. What human have bragged about the most recently? Do you speak highly of that person to give them proper honor or has your boasting of them been to exalt yourself as in 1 Corinthians 3:21 ? Recently there was discussion about how one pastor gave a terrible message and another gave a good message. We were speaking highly of the second pastor. I do think we were boasting of ourselves because we were elevating ourselves as evaluators of pastors (gulp!) and priding ourselves for being able to discern who was better (double gulp!). 2. What is the reason Paul gives for not boasting in men? Romans 8:16-17 The reason or the ground for not boasting in men is that all things are ours in Christ. We are rich in the LORD. 3. What does it mean that “all things are yours?” How is it good that death is on the list of things that are yours? How can this reality affect you this week? It means that God has given everything to serve us, to make us better, more holy. Even death is made to serve our good for death brings us instantly into the presence of God, instantly we leave this fallen life.
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