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SABBATH EVENING

READINGS

ON

THE NEW TESTAMENT.

CORINTHIANS.

BY

THE REV. JOHN CUMMING, D.D.F.R.S.E.

MINISTER OF THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHURCH,

CROWN COURT, COVENT GARDEN;
AUTHOR OF “SABBATH EVENING READINGS ON ST. MATTHEW, ST. MARK,

ST. LUKE, ST. JOHN, AND THE ACTS," "APOCALYPTIC SKETCHES," ETC.

LONDON:

ARTHUR HALL VIRTUE & CO. 25, PATERNOSTER ROW

SOLD BY J. F. SHAW, SOUTHAMPTON ROW;

PATON & RITCHIE, AND J. MENZIES, EDINBURGH ;

J. ROBERTSON, DUBLIN.

1858.

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LONDON PRINTED BY RICHARD CLAY,

PREAD STREET HILL.

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION

1

CHAPTER I.-Corinth-Paul's Courtesy-Gifts and Graces-Divisions

- Discipleship and Baptism-Plain Sermons-Jews seek Signs-

Greeks require Wisdom-Neither given-Perversion from Truth-

End of All

3

CHAPTER I. (Continued.)-The Proud Abased

16

CHAPTER II.-Paul's Preaching-Philosophy, and Paul's Disclaimer

of Adopting it--True Wisdom-Corinthian Words—Things Pre-

pared by God for his People-Comparing Scripture

28

CHAPTER II. (Continued.)-The Natural Man .

35

CHAPTER JII.-Opposition of the Heart to Truth—Paul's manner of

Preaching-The Carnal Divisions-Glorying-Labourer's Founda-

tion-Superstructure - Day of Testing Ministerial Work — Pur-

gatory-All things Ours

54

CA APTER III. (Continued.)-The Christian's Inheritance

64

CHAPTER IV.-Divisions and Denominations - The Place of the

Minister-Paul's Experience-Position of Ministers in the Eyes of

Men-Pure and Unprecedent d Morality-Baptism—The Kingdom

of God-Paul's Conviction of the sospel

74

CHAPTER V.-Sin and Sectarianism - Visible Church - Tares and

Wheat - Pure Communion - Excommunication - Passover and

Lord's Supper-In and Of the World .

81

CHAPTER V. (Continued.)--Christ our Passover

88

CHAPTER VI.-Law-suits-Christians Condemned for going to Law in

Heathen Countries about Internal Dispntes-Law-suits in England

-Character-Encouragement to Faith and Repentance-Sins of the

Body

99

CHAPTER VII.-Marriage, its Bonds-Its Expediency Modified by Cir-

cumstances-Inspiration—The Eternal in the Transient

106

CHAPTER VII. (Continued.)-Instant Duties

113

CHAPTER VIII.-Gentile Difficulties - Food offered to Idols-Is it

Lawful to Eat it?-Controversy-Love and Light-One Living God

-Sympathy with the Weak-Toleration

121

CHAPTER IX.-True Brotherly Love - Clerical Marriage--Minister's

Right to Support Permanent and Separate Ministry-Ministers

not Priests-Non-Essentials-Self-Denial

127

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