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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2015

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Wisdom, to me, is the right use of truth. You see, man without God is stumbling in the truth all the time. He finds the truth of laws of gravity, etc. He stumbles into truth. But when he does stumble into it, he doesn’t have the wisdom of knowing how […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Our Christian life is directly measured by the way we relate to one another. In other words, if a person is walking with God, then he is going to be rightly related to his brother in Christ within the body of Christ. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 9:26 Contents […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We have physical bodies that have many members which are different. It’s that way in the body of Christ. Isn’t it amazing? The first thing that happens when you live surrendered to Him, not perfect but predictable, when you’re about His purposes in your life, is you become inclusive of […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Paul is saying, If you’ll go to the cross and let Jesus get involved in the situation, then your witness is protected. Can’t you do that? You’re going to rule over the nations. Can’t you solve your own problem? Can’t you, yourself, die to that situation and let God handle […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 It’s really precious to realize that no gift is ever real unless it’s received. If we’re going to receive the gift that God has given us in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, then we are receiving daily His life. We’re receiving daily His peace. We’re receiving daily the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We’re picking up in verse 12 where there are things I want you to see about the terrible sin of immorality: first, choosing immoral sin is harmful; second, choosing immorality is demeaning. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 6:11-14 The Terrible Sin of Immorality – Part 1 It’s interesting what […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 When Christians live as if they are lacking, they are still immature. They don’t realize who they are and whose they are and what they receive when they receive Jesus Christ. As a result, they attach themselves to a man or they attach themselves to a gift as if they […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We want to begin looking now at the wonderful message of the cross. This message is seen by men as being utter foolishness which shows how foolish man is in his own wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1:21 says, “For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The church of Corinth, because of their fleshly living, were much divided, and it was because they weren’t living attached to Christ. They were attaching themselves to men. That was their problem. Paul is saying to them, “The fallacy of attaching yourself to me. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Dr. Barber introduces us to Sosthenes an unlikely character to be singled out by the apostle Paul. Why does Paul call him not just “a brother” but “the brother”? Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 1:1 Contents 1 The Fruit of Surrender 2 Paul’s Surrendered Life Affected the Religious and […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 There is no such thing as an idol in this world. Verse 4 says again, “Therefore, concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world.” Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 8:4-13 Contents 1 Dealing with the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The apostle Paul said over and over again and would want you to know that the supreme goal of every believer’s life is not whether he is married or single. That is not his supreme goal. His supreme goal is to live attached to Jesus Christ, to be a vessel […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Have you noticed the silent theme in chapter 7? The theme is that the believer is not to be distracted from his life’s purpose of being a vessel through which God can do His work. He has to live attached to Him and Him only. Audio Version Previous Article 1 […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We need to understand the marriage contract between two individuals, though made in the state of unbelief, does not become void when one gets saved. You see, you can’t get saved and say, “Oh, therefore any man in Christ is a brand new creature so, therefore, I can divorce my […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 One day we are going to stand before God and everything of our life that has been built will stand before Him. There is a house that is being built the moment we get saved. The moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life, the foundation is laid. And that […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 You know, you say tough things to the people you love. You probably would not say the same things to people you don’t know, love or care about. But to the people you love, you will say the hard things. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 4:14-17 Contents 1 Tough […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The church of Corinth had a perverted view of sex, even in marriage. They equated sexual intimacy in marriage with immorality, which was in the pagan culture around them. As verse 5 said, they were weak in their flesh regarding immoral temptations that they were facing. Audio Version Previous Article […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 At some point in our lives, folks, we have got to stop living out of our past and live as products of the cross. We have got to let the Word of God renew our thinking and get our ideas not from what society tells us, not from what experience […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The Corinthians were living attached to men and everything else other than Christ. But when you attach yourself to Christ and surrender to Him, God so changes you in your perspective. Not only is there a love that is sensitive to others, but there also is a deep respect for […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We need to live attached to Christ. Now, what I mean by that, we are already attached to Him as believers. When you get saved, you are attached. He attaches you to Himself. You are a part of His body. However, to live attached to Him means on our end […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 In 1 Corinthians 3:18 the apostle Paul says, “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise.” What does it mean to become foolish? Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 3:18 Contents […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We are going to be talking about “Order in the Church.” It is humanly impossible to reconstruct the chaos that was going on at the church of Corinth in their public worship services. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 14:26-28 Order in the Church – Part 1 Some people may […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 God has an order of how things should function and of how things are designed to be. He’s the potter, we’re the clay. The clay never messes with the potter, because the clay doesn’t understand fully what the design is all about. Contents Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 11:11 […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 In Corinth, we are dealing with an intentionally, willfully, deceived, immature people; people who will not get up under the doctrine and, therefore, it is beginning to show in the deeds that come forth from their life. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 5:16 Contents 1 Introduction 2 The immorality […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We come now to the last grouping of manifestations that the Holy Spirit led Paul to give us in chapter 12. As you know by now, there are two Greek words for “another,” and when they are used together in the same text, they are very significantly different. This is […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Listen to me, if a gift or a manifestation of any kind is bringing division in the body, then you have to question whether or not that person with that gift or manifestation is truly influenced by the Holy Spirit of God, for the Spirit Himself unites the body. Contents […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Peter said of Paul, “You know, he says some things sometimes that are over our heads. They are hard to understand.” I like that, because Peter was a fisherman. What did he know about what Paul was talking about? Thank God, we have the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The church of Corinth was in a spiritual mess. As a result of that, they didn’t have a concept. They didn’t have a clue about the body of Christ and how it worked. They were coveting each other’s gifts. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 12:18-23 Contents 1 All for […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 In 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 we’re going to look at “May I Marry or Should I Remain Single?” You say, “That’s what we’ve already looked at.” No, in verses 1-7 we looked at “Should I marry or remain single?” Now we’re changing gears a little bit: May I marry or should […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 All sin is idolatry. Idolatry is simply a choice not to obey God and to obey our flesh. Remember in Matthew 6 Jesus said, “No man can serve two masters.” Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 10:13 Contents 1 Comfort in the Midst of Temptation 1.1 No exceptions 1.2 There […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Language is to communicate. The fruit of any language is understanding. You say something to someone so that they might hear you and benefit from what you say. But what is the spiritual power of language? Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 14:5-12 Contents 1 The Spiritual Power of Language […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Well, a lot of babies were in the church of Corinth, a lot of babies. And because they were babies, they were absolutely of no use to anybody else in the body of Christ. That is what is on Paul’s mind. That is what he has been trying to say, […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 I want you to know at the outset that it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to choose to deny what you know is right, your own right, your own privilege, for the sake of your brother unless you’re filled with the Spirit of God. Galatians 5:22-23 talks about the cluster. […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Distinguishing between the gifts of healings and the effecting of miracles. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 12:9-10 Contents 1 To Each His Own – Part 3 1.1 Distinguishing between the gifts of healings and the effecting of miracles 1.2 The definition of the term “effecting” of miracles 1.3 The […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 You love somebody who is real, somebody who is everything that they say that they are. Well, the apostle Paul was a man just like that. He was what he said he was. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 9:15 Contents 1 Denying Self for the Sake of Others – […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 What we are going to start seeing here in verse 6, to me, is very, very important. We are going to see a stark contrast between a conceited church and the humility of the apostles whom God had sent to them. The people whom God was using and the people […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We’ve seen that choosing immorality is harmful and choosing immorality is demeaning. But choosing immorality is also a sign of spiritual ignorance to a believer. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 6:15-20 The Terrible Sin of Immorality – Part 2 It’s amazing how many people can sit under biblical teaching […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 When we choose not to live in the Word of God, we have chosen to live by something else. We have bought the doctrine of the church. We have bought the doctrine of the world. And to live this way, but not let anybody know about it, is a very […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Now what he is saying is, when we have the Lord’s Supper, there is a beautiful, spiritual intimacy that we are drawn together. Why? Because we are all celebrating the same thing. We would not be believers if we were not celebrating the Lord’s Supper. You see, believers celebrate the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We’ve looked at the painful act of church discipline. We looked at the crucifying effect of church discipline. Now we’re going to look at the particular focus of church discipline. Church discipline’s focus is on believers, not unbelievers. We share the Gospel with unbelievers, we pray for them, but we […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The next characteristic of the church of God is they live eager for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let me ask you a question. Are you really living this way? People live as if He’s never going to come. They don’t live walking righteously before Him. They don’t […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 So often we love to examine somebody else. It’s amazing how we look at other people more than we look at ourselves. So examine yourself. As we say many times, draw that circle around yourself. Don’t be pointing a finger or wishing somebody else was here to hear the message. […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Oh, we love the songs, “Jesus loves me, this I know.” He does; He really does. But somehow we fail to associate His chastening with His love. You know, He loves us so much He will bring great pain in our lives in order to correct sinful behavior. God does […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Spiritual babies are cute when they are babies, but they are not supposed to remain that way. We are birthed into the kingdom. We come in as new‑born babes in Jesus Christ. Then there is the growth process and the stages that God wants to take us through, one day […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Oh, how God knows the heart and the mind of man. He knows what man thinks he can do. He knows what man thinks he knows. He knows what man thinks he is by what he has. And God has so come up with wisdom, the preaching of the cross […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 If somebody stopped you on the street and said, “What is the church?” what would you say to them? Previous Article Audio Version 1 Corinthians 1:2 Contents 1 What is the Church of God? 2 The Church of God Is Made Up of “The Called Ones” 3 The Church of […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The fourth thing that we are going to look at is the church of God is made up of those who are in need of God’s grace whether they know it or not. I guarantee you the church of God did not realize it. When we think of grace we […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We are the dwelling of God. Secondly, we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God. Thirdly, Paul says there are those who seek to defile the dwelling of God. Here is when God, through Paul, is going to say, “You had better not mess with my people!” Audio Version […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The eighth characteristic of the church of God is the church of God walks and lives in eternal assurance. Now if you have any struggle with the assurance of your salvation, you listen up to what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:8, “who shall also confirm you to the end, […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 When you ask someone how tall he is, he can immediately respond. Do you know why? Because there is a standard by which he can measure himself. But when you ask somebody how beautiful or how handsome they are, that becomes a matter of one’s opinion. It is the same […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of all of Christianity. In fact, if one could prove that Jesus did not bodily resurrect from the grave, then Christianity is dead. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 15 Up From the Grave, He Arose! We are not finished with chapter 14, […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The apostle Paul wants the Corinthian believers to understand that living the Christian life is not a once in a while thing. There is no way you can play games with God. In fact, the Christian life is very much like a runner who runs a race in order to […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The wisdom of God cannot be delivered by man; the wisdom of God cannot be discerned by man. The Christian must rely on the Holy Spirit with to help him discern the wisdom that comes from God. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 2 Contents 1 The Wisdom of God […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 In the last part of verse 2 Paul says, “to the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.” So […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 So, spiritual immaturity is characterized, first of all, by spiritual ignorance of spiritual matters. I mean, you know maybe one area or two areas, but you cannot highlight one or the other, you’ve got to see the balance. And only God can give you that balance as you are surrendered […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Now the first thing he does here is give the biblical precedent for marriage and that’s this, a wife is bound as long as her husband lives. Now that’s a clear as anything can be written. A woman is bound to her husband in marriage, not because of a law, […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 And once we have understood and God has allowed us to experience the Word of God in our Christian walk and we are labeled to be the strong, now we have a greater responsibility than ever. The ones who are walking with God, the ones who understand, always make the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 What is it? First Corinthians 13 focuses on it. It’s love, but not this humanistic, fluffy kind of love. It’s God’s love actually produced in and through us by the means of His Holy Spirit who now lives in us. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Contents 1 The […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Sometimes in your life you’ve got to back up and look at the whole picture. You can’t just look at the chapter that you’re in. You’ve got to look at the whole book. You’ve got to see the whole picture of what’s going on. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We are going to see the contrast between the conceited and the approved. Over here the arrogant, Corinthian believer is putting himself on a pedestal and exalting himself. But over here we are going to have the apostles, those men God singled out, approved and used to give us the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The final characteristic we will see in this passage is that the church of God is made up of those who have fellowship with Christ: “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Audio Version Previous Article I Corinthians 1:9 Contents […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The word “prophecy” is prophetes. It comes from two words, the word pro, which means toward or forth, and also the word phemi, which means to tell, to tell forth. It has three ways that you can translate it and all three ways are found especially in the early church. […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Paul says, do you want to regard a preacher? Do you want to esteem a preacher? Then there are some guidelines for you that you are going to have to follow. If you are going to regard Paul, or Apollos, this is the format you are going to have to […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 God is the God of purpose. He does not ask our opinion; however, by His grace He allows us to participate in His purposes. Only God’s grace allows us to participate in His purposes. He establishes the rules. The rules are, priority number one, that we surrender to Him. That […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We are talking about Order in the Church, and this is Part 2. The Corinthians needed to hear this message. You talk about chaos, it was a circus at their public worship services. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 14:29-33 Contents 1 Order in the Church – Part 2 1.1 […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The Word of God is God’s authority to man. He gave it to us through men like the Apostle Paul and he signs the letter, “Paul an apostle by the will of God.” So we understand then that this is God’s word to us. Previous Article Audio Version 1 Corinthians […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Paul wasted no time in getting to the very crux of the matter. He says, “You people just won’t grow up.” In 1:12, he says, “Some of you are attached to Paul, some of you are attached to Cephas, some of you are attached to Apollos. That is your problem. […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 After talking about the sin of immorality, coming down to the fact that our bodies are the temple of God, he changed gears. But you have to continue the flow of that thought because that dictates how we live, whether He lives in us to rule and reign through us. […]

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  • By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©

    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2009 There are three stages to our salvation. You get it all when you receive Christ, but there are three stages to it, kind of like a time-release vitamin. And when a man bows and receives Christ into his heart, by the very grace God even allows him to receive it, […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2009 We’re talking about order in the church and this part 3, as Paul is trying to get some kind of integrity back into the worship experience of Corinth. There’s no way in the world—we’ve said it over and over again—that we can recreate or fully understand the chaos and the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2009 “Who Do You Think You Are?” Not you, but the church of Corinth, as Paul addresses this church and wraps up all that he’s been saying for three chapters here, 12, 13 and 14. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 14:36-40 Contents 1 Introduction 2 Who Do You Think You […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 You know, there is no greater truth in scripture than this: God wants to let us in on what He is up to. It really takes the pride out from under you when you realize it is not us working for God, but it is God doing His work in […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 The apostle Paul is laying a grid through which we view the rest of chapters 12, 13 and 14. Rules are important. Boundaries are important. Guidelines are necessary. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 12:46 Contents 1 The Essentials of Understanding Spiritual Gifts – Part 2 1.1 The function of […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We’re staying right in the context of 1 Corinthians 8 and 9, denying self for the sake of others, but we’re going to look at Jesus, the greatest example of this. If He lives in us, then it’s His heart beating in us to do that very thing. The whole […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 When we’re offended, particularly when it comes to affecting our pocketbook, that’s when our flesh usually takes over. We refuse to die to self; we refuse to seek a biblical solution; and our testimony in the world is ruined. Audio Version Previous Article Contents 1 The Sin of Demanding Our […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Now what the apostle Paul does in verses 4, 5 and 6 is show us some essentials that a person must master and understand before he ever gets into the discussion of spiritual gifts. You’ve got to get these things down. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 12:46 The Essentials […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 This chapter has been so phenomenal in how it’s focused upon the one way in which you can know a person is surrendered to Christ—that is the love that God’s Spirit produces in their life. This love is a love that will not let us go. That’s what I want […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Paul is talking to a body of believers he loves, a body of believers that he, through the Holy Spirit’s power in his life, started and initiated there at Corinth. When he tells them, “be made complete” it has the idea of repairing something, mending something. It also has the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 In verses 12-14 Paul deals with an unbelieving spouse that is willing to stay. So stay with them. But in verse 15, we find a different category. We find a category of an unbelieving spouse who is not willing to stay. This is a brand new situation altogether. What does […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 One of the misunderstandings of the word “grace” is its enabling power. It enables us to bear up under whatever circumstance we’re found, but grace, even though it enables us, does not spare the pain that we go through in those circumstances. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 7:18-24 Contents […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 There are two things I want you to see. I want you to think clearly now as to what Paul is trying to say. Why in the world would you run around attaching yourself to man’s ways and wisdom when you can live attached to Jesus Christ Himself? We belong […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 You can put just about anything in a grey area. This is the way you approach it. Are you willing to deny yourself for the sake of others? That’s what he’s addressing in chapter 8. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 9 Contents 1 Denying Self for the Sake of […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 If you seek after the Giver, you’ll take care of the gifts. They’ll all point back to Him. That’s his whole point. Corinth is an upside down, fleshly minded, immature church, and he’s trying to show them the better way. Attach yourself to Christ; surrender to Him. Be the vessel […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 There are three things we’re going to see in verses 4 and 5. First of all, we’re going to see a willingness on each person’s part in this determination to make this thing work, a willingness to surrender one’s rights to their own body. Second, a willingness to surrender the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We have seen in Corinthians already that there are two kinds of wisdom. There is the wisdom of man, fleshly wisdom, and then there is the wisdom of God. Of course man thinks he is so smart, but he shows himself to be a fool when he looks at God’s […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 There are three things we are going to try to explain in relation to church discipline: the authority this decision involves; the action this decision invokes; the attitude this decision invites. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 5:5 Contents 1 The Painful Act of Church Discipline 1.1 The Authority 1.2 […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 We’ve been talking about the absolute proof of a surrendered life. Of course, that proof is the love that God produces in us. But I’m going to change gears just a little bit and entitle the message, “Love that Never Fails.” We find that phrase in verse 8. Audio Version […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Now, what in the world does the word “conscience” mean? In verse 7, the Greek word is suneidesis. It means to be conscious or inwardly aware of something as to whether or not it was morally right or morally wrong. It comes from the word suneido, which comes from sun, […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 It’s really precious to realize that no gift is ever real unless it’s received. If we’re going to receive the gift that God has given us in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, then we are receiving daily His life. We’re receiving daily His peace. We’re receiving daily the […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 This month Dr. Barber begins a new study by taking a general look at the book of 1 Corinthians and making some observations about what the book teaches. Audio Version Contents 1 A Look at the Book 2 Observation A Look at the Book I had a group of men […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 There are three things about the works of God that I want you to see. First of all is the grace that enables the work; second, the warning that accompanies the work; and third, the test that will determine the work. Audio Version Previous Article Contents 1 The Works of […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 God’s plan to use surrendered vessels; the prerequisite for men to be used as vessels; the partnership of God’s surrendered vessel; the proof of God using surrendered vessels; and the parity [equality] of God’s surrendered vessel. Audio Version Previous Article Contents 1 Vessels Through Which God Works 2 God’s plan […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 There are four things Paul wants a single person to consider before they get married. If you’re not careful you’ll hear this as if Paul is against marriage. No, he’s not. But he very honestly wants them to think on some things before they married. Audio Version Previous Article 1 […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©1998 Single women were divided into three groups: those who have been divorced, those who have been widowed and those who are virgins and had never married. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 7:35-38 Contents 1 Fathers and Daughters 2 The responsibility of the father 3 The father’s right to allow […]

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    By: Dr. Wayne Barber; ©2009 The hope of every believer is to one day see the Lord Jesus Christ. Audio Version Previous Article 1 Corinthians 15:11-19 Contents 1 Introduction 2 Christ the Solid Rock 2.1 If there’s no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised 2.2 If Christ was not raised then […]

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