Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000410
00:15 Hello, and welcome to His Words are Life. I'm Kelly Mowrer
00:18 and thank you for being with us today to read the Bible.
00:22 Before we start Let's pray together.
00:24 Dear Jesus, thank you so much for the word that is a lamp
00:28 to our feet. It seems like there are a lot of things that could
00:33 play into decisions that we make. There are people telling
00:36 us opinions, there are messages in the media and all around us.
00:40 There are ways that we could get off your path; but help us in
00:44 the reading of Your Word, to not wander from your path, but that
00:48 these words will keep our feet safe and firm on solid ground.
00:51 We want to build our lives on You. We love you so much.
00:54 Thank You. Amen.
00:56 We are reading today from 1 Corinthians chapter 10,
01:01 and Paul is talking here about different ways that we can
01:05 help our brothers and sisters, who may be weak in conscience.
01:09 Even though things may not seem a problem to us,
01:14 if they are a problem to others we should gladly
01:16 bear that burden and not worry about the freedom that we have
01:20 in Christ, to do whatever we want, but rather be looking to
01:23 others to do what will be building them up in their faith.
01:27 We are starting now with verse 29,
01:30 and I'm reading from the King James Version.
01:33 Again 1 Corinthians, chapter 10, and beginning with verse 29.
01:36 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other:
01:41 for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
01:45 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of
01:51 for that for which I give thanks?
01:53 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do,
01:58 do all to the glory of God. Give none offense,
02:02 neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles,
02:06 nor to the church of God: Even as I please all men
02:09 in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of
02:14 many, that they may be saved. And now we're starting with
02:19 1 Corinthians chapter 11. Be ye followers of me, even as
02:24 I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that you
02:28 remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances,
02:31 as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know,
02:34 that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman
02:37 is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
02:40 Every man praying or prophesying having his head covered,
02:45 dishonoreth his head. But every woman that prayeth
02:49 or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonored her head:
02:53 for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
02:57 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn:
03:01 but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven,
03:05 let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his
03:10 head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God:
03:14 but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of
03:18 the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the
03:23 woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause
03:27 ought the woman have power on her head because of the angels.
03:31 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the
03:35 woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the
03:39 man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God
03:45 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray
03:50 unto God uncovered? Doth not even nature itself teach you,
03:55 that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
03:59 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her:
04:03 for her hair is given her for a covering.
04:06 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such
04:10 custom, neither the churches of God. Now in this that I declare
04:15 unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the
04:20 better, but for the worse. For first of all when you come
04:24 together in the church, I hear that there be divisions
04:27 among you and I partly believe it. For there must be also
04:32 heresies among you, that they which are approved
04:35 may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore
04:40 into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
04:43 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper:
04:47 and one is hungry and one is drunken. What? have ye not
04:51 houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God,
04:56 and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you?
05:00 shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
05:04 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto
05:07 that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed
05:12 took bread. And when He had given thanks, he brake it,
05:16 and said, Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you.
05:22 This do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also
05:28 He took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is
05:32 the new testament in my blood. This do ye as often as ye drink
05:37 it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread and
05:42 drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.
05:46 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of
05:51 the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood
05:55 of the Lord. But let a man examine himself and so let him
05:59 eat of that bread and drink of that cup. For he that eateth
06:03 and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to
06:07 himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause
06:12 many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
06:16 For if we would judge ourselves we should not be judged.
06:20 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord,
06:23 that we should not be condemned with the world.
06:26 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat,
06:30 tarry one for another, and if any man hunger, let him
06:34 eat at home that he come not together unto condemnation.
06:37 And the rest will I set in order when I come.
06:40 Continuing now in 1 Corinthians chapter 12.
06:45 Again, I am reading from the King James Version.
06:48 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you
06:53 ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto
06:58 these dumb idols, even as you were led.
07:00 Wherefore I give you to understand that no man, speaking
07:05 by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man
07:09 can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
07:13 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
07:18 And there are differences of administrations, but the same
07:22 Lord. And there are diversities of operations,
07:25 but it is the same God which worketh in all in all.
07:28 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man
07:33 to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit
07:37 the word of Wisdom; to another the word of knowledge
07:40 by the same Spirit; to another, faith, by the same Spirit;
07:45 to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
07:49 and to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy;
07:53 to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kind
07:57 of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues;
08:01 but all these worketh that one and the selfsame spirit,
08:06 dividing to every man, severally as he will. For as the body
08:12 is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body
08:17 being many, are one body. So also is Christ.
08:21 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,
08:26 whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free,
08:30 and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
08:34 For the body is not one member, but many.
08:37 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the
08:42 body; is it therefore not of the body?
08:45 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye,
08:48 I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
08:51 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing?
08:55 If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
08:59 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body,
09:04 as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member,
09:07 where were the body? But now are they many members,
09:10 yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have
09:15 no need of thee: nor again, the head to the feet, I have no need
09:20 of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which
09:24 seem to be more feeble are necessary: And those members of
09:27 the body which we think to be less honorable, upon these
09:32 we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more
09:37 abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need:
09:42 but God hath tempered the body together, having given more
09:46 abundant honor to that part which lacked:
09:49 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the
09:53 members should have the same care one for another.
09:57 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it;
10:01 or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
10:05 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
10:10 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,
10:14 secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles,
10:18 then gifts of healing, helps, governments,
10:22 diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets?
10:27 are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
10:30 Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues?
10:33 Do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts:
10:39 And yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
10:44 And now the beautiful chapter of 1 Corinthians 13
10:49 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
10:52 and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a
10:56 tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy,
11:00 and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge;
11:03 and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains,
11:06 and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow
11:11 all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be
11:14 burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
11:18 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not;
11:24 charity vaunteth not itself; is not puffed up, doth not behave
11:29 itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked,
11:34 thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth
11:39 in the truth; beareth all things believeth all things,
11:44 hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth:
11:51 but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
11:54 whether there be tongues, they shall cease;
11:56 whethere there be knowledge. it shall vanish away.
12:00 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
12:04 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in
12:09 part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child,
12:14 I understood as a child, I thought as a child:
12:16 But when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12:20 For now, we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
12:26 Now I know in part, but then shall I know
12:31 even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity,
12:38 these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
12:43 Continuing to read in 1 Corinthians, chapter fourteen.
12:48 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that
12:53 you may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue
12:56 speaketh not unto men but unto God: for no man understandeth
13:00 him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
13:03 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification,
13:08 and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown
13:13 tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth
13:17 the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather
13:22 that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth
13:25 than he that speaketh with tongues, except ye interpret,
13:29 that the church may receive edifying. Now brethren, if I
13:33 come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you
13:36 except I shall speak to you either by revelation or
13:39 by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
13:43 And even these things without live giving sound, whether pipe
13:48 or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds,
13:52 how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
13:54 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound,
13:57 who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise ye,
14:02 except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood,
14:06 how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak
14:09 into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices
14:13 in the world, and none of them is without signification.
14:17 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be
14:20 unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh
14:24 shall be a barbarian unto me. Thank you for being with me
14:28 today, until we are together again, may the God of love
14:31 keep us loving each other and Him more and more.