1 Corinthians 16

1 Corinthians 16  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
Perhaps we have acquired the custom of having collection of money at the close of the breaking of bread from the exhortation of Paul to gather a gift for the brethren at Jerusalem during a famine.
Paul remained at Ephesus until Pentecost.
If there is an open door, there are many adversaries.
The apostle commended Timothy to the saints at Corinth, so that if he should come to Corinth he would be received as Paul was received, because he also "did the work of the Lord." They were not to despise him but to send him on as becometh saints, and one who serves the Lord.
Apollos would not come at that time.
The saints were to conduct themselves like men, because of the divisions and moral evil amongst them at that time. They were to be strong and watch, yet all should be done in love.
The saints were to submit themselves to all who labored among them, such as the house of Stephanus.
Whoever provided for the apostle not only refreshed his spirit, but their own.
All the evil and the necessity for its correction did not lessen the affection of Paul, who was to them a father, and they his spiritual children. He loved the saints at Corinth dearly.