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The lesson on April 19, 2015 was part 25 of the “First Corinthians” study.  Continuing in chapter 10, Paul speaks to the Corinthians about fellowship.  This lesson helps us understand the fellowship of what the church had in the Acts period and how the Gentiles participated in the fellowship by carnal contributions for the benefit of the poor.  We also learn how they were to eat meat with a clear conscience instead of consuming meat sacrificed unto idols.  When you compare our fellowship of The Mystery to the fellowship they had during the Acts period, it is clear that the two don’t mix.  In Ephesians, PAul tells us that we are to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery.  It is exciting to think of ways to do that but adopting the fellowship of the Acts period and then explain ours is not the right way. We should be sincere and without offense in doing so.  The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthians 10:16-21 KJV

“16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”





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From the Study: First Corinthians