The Sunday School Lesson The Letters of Paul (Part 1) by David McGee
Nov 08, 2020
The Letters of Paul (Part 1) (44:48)
Referenced Scriptures: Romans 1:17-23; Romans 3:9-24; Romans 5:1-8; Romans 8:1-4; 1 Corinthians 3:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; Galatians 3:1-14
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
17) For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith to faith. As it is written, "But the righteous shall live by faith."
18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth in unrighteousness,
19) because that which is known by God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them.
20) For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse.
21) Because, knowing God, they didn‘t glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.
22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23) and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.
9) What then? Are we better than they? No, in no way. For we previously charged both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin.
10) As it is written, "There is no one righteous. No, not one.
11) There is no one who understands. There is no one who seeks after God.
12) They have all turned aside. They have together become unprofitable. There is no one who does good, no, not, so much as one."
13) "Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"
14) "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness."
15) "Their feet are swift to shed blood.
16) Destruction and misery are in their ways.
17) The way of peace, they haven‘t known."
18) "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
19) Now we know that whatever things the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God.
20) Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
21) But now apart from the law, a righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified by the law and the prophets;
22) even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction,
23) for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
24) being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;
1) Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
2) through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3) Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
4) and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:
5) and hope doesn‘t disappoint us, because God‘s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given to us.
6) For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
7) For one will hardly die for a righteous man. For perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die.
8) But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1) There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don‘t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
3) For what the law couldn‘t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh;
4) that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:1-11
1) Brothers, I couldn‘t speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to babes in Christ.
2) I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren‘t yet ready. Indeed, not even now are you ready,
3) for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren‘t you fleshly, and don‘t you walk in the ways of men?
4) For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren‘t you fleshly?
5) Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but servants through whom you believed; and each as the Lord gave to him?
6) I planted. Apollos watered. But God gave the increase.
7) So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
8) Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
9) For we are God‘s fellow workers. You are God‘s farming, God‘s building.
10) According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.
11) For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:12-58
12) Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13) But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised.
14) If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.
15) Yes, we are found false witnesses of God, because we testified about God that he raised up Christ, whom he didn‘t raise up, if it is so that the dead are not raised.
16) For if the dead aren‘t raised, neither has Christ been raised.
17) If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.
18) Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
19) If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.
20) But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.
21) For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man.
22) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
23) But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ‘s, at his coming.
24) Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power.
25) For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
26) The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
27) For, "He put all things in subjection under his feet." But when he says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him.
28) When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.
29) Or else what will they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead aren‘t raised at all, why then are they baptized for the dead?
30) Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?
31) I die daily, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.
32) If I fought with animals at Ephesus like men, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then "let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
33) Don‘t be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."
34) Wake up righteously, and don‘t sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
35) But some one will say, "How are the dead raised?" and, "With what kind of body do they come?"
36) You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.
37) That which you sow, you don‘t sow the body that will be, but a bare grain, maybe of wheat, or of some other kind.
38) But God gives it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.
39) All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
40) There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial differs from that of the terrestrial.
41) There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
42) So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.
43) It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
44) It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
45) So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
46) However that which is spiritual isn‘t first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual.
47) The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.
48) As is the one made of dust, such are those who are also made of dust; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49) As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let‘s also bear the image of the heavenly.
50) Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can‘t inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
51) Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
52) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54) But when this corruptible will have put on incorruption, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
55) "Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?"
56) The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57) But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord‘s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1) Foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you not to obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth among you as crucified?
2) I just want to learn this from you. Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?
3) Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now completed in the flesh?
4) Did you suffer so many things in vain, if it is indeed in vain?
5) He therefore that supplies the Spirit to you, and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law, or by hearing of faith?
6) Even as Abraham "believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness."
7) Know therefore that those who are of faith, the same are sons of Abraham.
8) The scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you will all the nations be blessed."
9) So then, those who are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.
10) For as many as are of the works of the law are under a curse. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who doesn‘t continue in all things that are written in the book of the law, to do them."
11) Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, "The righteous will live by faith."
12) The law is not of faith, but, "He that does them will live in them."
13) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,"
14) that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
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