1 Corinthians 16: If anyone does not love Jesus Christ, let him be accursed

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1 Corinthians 16
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Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
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On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
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And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.
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But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.
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Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).
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And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go.
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For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.
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But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost.
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For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
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Now if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.
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Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.
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Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.
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Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
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Let all that you do be done with love.
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I urge you, brethren; you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints;
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that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.
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I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.
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For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.
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The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
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All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
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The salutation with my own hand; Paul's.
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If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
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My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

1 Corinthians 16:1-4

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also

1 Corinthians 16:1-4
1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
2
On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
3
And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.
4
But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

  1. Concerning the collection for the saints, what did Paul instruct them to do?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:1
      Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also:
  2. When were they to do this?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:2
      On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.
  3. Where was this gift going?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:3
      And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.
  4. What was Paul willing to do?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:4
      But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me.

1 Corinthians 16:5-7

Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia

1 Corinthians 16:5-7
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Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).
6
And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go.
7
For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

  1. What route was he going to take to get to them?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:5
      Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia).
  2. When might he stay with them?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:6
      And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go.
  3. When did he want to see them if the Lord would permit it?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:7
      For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

1 Corinthians 16:8-9

But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries

1 Corinthians 16:8-9
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But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost.
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For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

  1. Where would he stay until Pentecost?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:8
      But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost.
  2. Why would he stay there?  Who else would be there?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:9
      For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

1 Corinthians 16:10-12

And if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do

1 Corinthians 16:10-12
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Now if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11
Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.
12
Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

  1. How were they to respond if Timothy were to come?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:10-11
      10
      Now if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.
      11
      Therefore let no one despise him. But send him on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I am waiting for him with the brethren.
  2. When would Apollos come to them?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:12
      Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.

1 Corinthians 16:13-16

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love

1 Corinthians 16:13-16
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Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
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Let all that you do be done with love.
15
I urge you, brethren; you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints;
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that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.

  1. How were they to stand?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:13
      Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
  2. How were they to do all things?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:14
      Let all that you do be done with love.
  3. What had the household of Stephanas devoted themselves to?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:15
      I urge you, brethren; you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints;
  4. How were they to relate to them?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:16
      that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us.

1 Corinthians 16:17-18

If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come

1 Corinthians 16:17-18
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I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.
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For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

  1. What was Paul glad about?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:17
      I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.
  2. What had they done for Paul?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:18
      For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

1 Corinthians 16:19-23

If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come

1 Corinthians 16:19-23
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The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20
All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
21
The salutation with my own hand; Paul's.
22
If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!
23
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

  1. Who sent greetings to the Corinthians?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:19-20
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      The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
      20
      All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.
  2. Who wrote this salutation?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:21
      The salutation with my own hand; Paul's.
  3. What did Paul say about anyone who does not love the Lord Jesus Christ?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:22
      If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!
  4. How did he close this letter?
    • 1 Corinthians 16:23
      The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.