Category Archives : Corinthians (Rayburn)

Excommunication 1 Cor 5:1-13

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Text Comment Paul has completed the first “argument” in the probatio, the main bulk of the letter extending from 1:18-16:12, containing the argument of the letter.  He has dealt with the disunity created by competing loyalties to different ministers fueled by false notions of wisdom and attraction to the standards […]

The Gospel Spirit 1 Cor 1:1-9

Download sermon 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Text Comment v.1       As we will learn later, Paul’s letter is prompted by reports he has received about the condition of the church from some of its members.   Paul’s letters begin in the conventional way of letters of that day, with the identity of the writer and a greeting There […]