WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY,
1 Corinthians 4:16
1 Corinthians 4:16 - Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
Lesson 1: What Do We NOT Mean When We Say, Follow Paul?
In this message, we begin a short multipart message in pursuit of the answer to the question, What Do We Mean When We Say, Follow Paul? In conjunction with Paul's admonition to the Corinthians to follow him in his apostleship and doctrine, we look at the Pauline, mid-Acts dispensational position of Bible doctrine and seek to understand what this means in truth. In order to answer the question, we begin by looking at the opposite side of the question and what we do NOT mean. There are several misconceptions that exist as to what we mean by this as some wrongly equate "Follow Paul" with ideas that are not held by mid-Acts dispensationalists. This message is for the purpose of path clearing and level setting to pave the way for the teaching concerning what we do mean in the next message.
Lesson 2: What Do We Mean When We Say, Follow Paul?
In this message, we conclude this short study with a look at the positive side of the question, What Do We Mean When We Say, Follow Paul? Using 1 Corinthians 4 as our text once more, we begin to expand on and explain the context of this passage as well as set forth corresponding, positive points to our previous message. The true emphasis of mid-Acts, Pauline dispensational thought is the preaching of the cross and the distinctiveness of Paul's apostleship, ministry, message, authority and written epistles enable us to see the victory of Christ's cross work most clearly. Following Paul is not about a personal preference or a man's tangent, but a divine appointment and commandment to receive the word of God through His servant chosen for the purpose of making known the hidden wisdom and power of Christ crucified that has now been revealed!