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The lesson on March 22, 2015 was part 22 of the “First Corinthians” study.  Lesson twenty two continues in chapter thirteen and provides a quick review and provides the context of what Paul was saying when he wrote “a dispensation of the gospel is commited unto me”.  Paul is not wanting to use his freedom if it may be a stumbling block to other weaker Christians. We learn why the priesthood setup the tithing process because the Levites did not have an inheritance.  Tithing was a function to take a tenth of your flock, or grain to bring to temple to provide to the Levites.  Tithes were never intended to be money.  We must keep our understanding of First Corinthians in the context of Acts.  PAul the prisoner, after Acts 28 was given a new dispensation of the unsearchable riches of Christ. The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 9:13-16 KJV

“13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. 15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.”




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From the Study: First Corinthians