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Neil Silverberg

You Are God’s Building

1 Corinthians 3:9 When I was in English class in grade school, I learned repeatedly in my compositions to never mix metaphors. Apparently, the apostle Paul never took my class! Throughout his writings, he is always mixing metaphors. A great example of this is found in I Corinthians 3:9. From verses 6-9a, Paul uses agricultural metaphors to describe his (and others’ ministry) among the Corinthians. The Gospel is seed that the apostle planted among the Corinthians and that seed was…
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A Praying Community

One thing we can easily overlook as we read Luke’s description of the Early Church in Acts chapter 2 is how vital prayer was to that community as well as the success of the Gospel. Luke paints a picture of a close-knit community who shared what they had together and regularly ate meals together. But the success of the Gospel depended on more than the fact that they loved one another and were intimate. They were also a ‘praying’ community…