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Archive for October 29th, 2010

(1Cor 1:2) The Church described using two common OT designations for Israel ‘the assembly of God’ and ‘holy people’.

(1Cor 1:19) Consistent with the OT, the cross, demonstrates God acting in ways counter to human wisdom c.f. Isa 29:14.

(1Cor 1:24,26) Election – in addition to Jews and Greeks is a third class of people ‘those who are called’.

(1Cor 1:24,26) Election – ‘those who are called’ i.e. the inward call of the Spirit not the general call that is rejected by Jews/Gentiles.

(1Cor 1:27-28) Election – three times in these verses emphasis is placed on God’s choosing people. i.e. God chooses and then he calls.

(1Cor 1:30) Christ is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Strongly OT concepts.

(1Cor 1:31) Election – God’s choosing not based on any human condition "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." c.f. Jer 9:23-24

(1Cor 2:7) Election – The gospel is God’s wisdom decreed before the ages for the glory of the chosen-called ones

(1Cor 2:8-11,14) Election – God’s wisdom. Gospel, can only be understood by those who have received the Spirit and had it revealed to them.

(1Cor 3:5; 4:1) Paul and Apollos are servants of the Lord. This description is used of prophets in the OT and especially in Isa 40-66

(1Cor 3:17) The Church described as a greater expression of the OT temple as a holy place.

(1Cor 5:1,13) NT & Law have same sexual prohibitions cf Lev 18:8 and same punishment i.e. cut off from the assembly (church) e.g. Deu 22:24.

(1Cor 5:7) Christ is our Passover Lamb c.f. Exo 12.

(1Cor 5:8) The removal of yeast in OT Feast of Unleavened Bread pointed to removal of sin.

(1Cor 6:2) The saints to judge the world c.f. Dan 7:22,10-9.

(1Cor 6:16) Two become one flesh c.f. Gen 2:24.

(1Cor 6:19) Individual believers are temples indwelt by God’s Spirit c.f. Tabernacle and Solomon’s temple.

(1Cor 7:19) For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.

(1Cor 8:13) A new kind of food law that radically differs from the food laws of Lev 11.

(1Cor 9:9-10) OT laws such as not muzzling an ox treading grain are directly relevant to NT believers.

(1Cor 10:1-2) Passing through the Red Sea as a baptism into Moses and foreshadowing of Christian baptism.

(1Cor 10:3-4) Israelites in the wilderness ate spiritual food and spiritual drink.

(1Cor 10:4) … they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.

(1 Cor 10:2-4) I will need to read up on what this means.

(1Cor 10:6,10) Israel’s rebellion in wilderness took place as examples for us that we might not desire evil. Written for instruction.

(1Cor 11:1-16) Paul’s directions about gender are based on Genesis 1-3.

(1Co 11:25) "This cup is the new covenant in my blood." c.f. Exo 24:8; Jer 31:31.

(1Co 13:12-13) When Christ returns faith and hope will end in their realization but love will always continue and in this sense is greater.

(1Co 14:21-22) Tongues are for unbelievers as a sign of judgment c.f. Deu 28:49, Isa 28:11-12; Jer 5:15.

(1Co 14:39) As in the OT, prophecy and divine speech are part of the life of the people of God.

(1Co 15:3-4) Chris died for our sins according to the OT Scriptures and was raised according to the OT Scriptures.

(1Cor 15:20-24) Christ is the first fruits of the resurrection offered to God c.f. the OT festival of first fruits.

(1Co 15:21-22) There is both a first Adam and a second Adam – a representative man with whom others have corporate solidarity.

(1Co 15:24-28) Christ receives the kingdom and all things placed under his feet c.f. Psa 8:6; Dan 7:14.

(1Co 15:32-33) Paul bases his ethical teaching on the OT c.f. Isa 22:13.

(1Cor 15:45-49) We bear the likeness of both first Adam and second Adam – a representative man with whom others have corporate solidarity.

(1Co 15:51-52) A mystery, not all sleep, changed, in a moment, in twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, dead will be raised imperishable

(1Co 15:55) In Hos 13:14 God invites death to have victory and sting in judgment. Paul reverses to indicate its defeat.

(1Cor 16:1-2) The setting aside and storing of goods for a collection to be shared with the poor is consistent with OT practices.

(1Co 16:22) Paul uses the OT description of being devoted to destruction to refer to those who have no love for the Lord i.e. accursed.

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