The Wise and the Weak
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1 Corinthians 8-9 could be spoken of as the ‘Wise and the Weak’. Actually, the argument here extends through Chapter 10.

Argument 1: What is True Wisdom (1 Cor. 1:17-4:21)

Argument 2: The Need for Holiness (1 Cor. 5:1-6:20)

Argument 3: The Place of Marriage (1 Cor. 7:1-40)

So, now we come to the fourth discourse, which could be described as ‘Fighting over Food’. (1 Cor. 8:1-11:1)

There are at least four parts to this section: the problem of dining in temples, Paul’s demonstration of self-giving service, the real danger of idol cults, and meat served in homes. Then, chapter 11, of course, speaks of the Lord’s Supper and gives instructions for it.

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From Madison, Wisconsin. B.A. Biblical Studies: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. M.Div. Student at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.

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