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By W. Larry Richards

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Paul's repeated identification of true ministry with the word serv­ ant carries with it much more meaning when we contrast his view of servanthood with the Corinthians' notions of self-exaltation (as seen in their arrogance and spiritual superiority). The fact that Paul again reminds them of a "servant" ministry in the conclusion of this four­ chapter presentation accentuates its importance for im. Paul now adds a new dimension to the servant motif. Earlier, Paul wrote that he and Apollos were servants (3:5); he states this again, but this time he uses two different words (4: 1).

8). In each one of these phrases, the emphasis i s on a present completed condition-they assume that they have "arrived"! And because the gnostics believed they had indeed "arrived," they certainly had no needs. That was the huge problem Paul dealt with earlier in this section-their rejection of the Cross (see Chapter One). You do not ever need to be saved in the past, present, or future if you are not lost or cannot be lost! Paul's depiction of the Corinthians as in need of nothing, when they were in such great need, has the ring of the message given to the church in Laodicea (Rev.

Paul's depiction of the Corinthians as in need of nothing, when they were in such great need, has the ring of the message given to the church in Laodicea (Rev. 3 : 1 7 , 1 8). As Paul describes the status of the apostles in 1 Corinthians 4:91 3 , he wants the Corinthians to realize the enormous contrast. The apostles have been made a spectacle to all the universe, like the worst of men, criminals condemned to die in the games of the arena. It is quite likely that Paul was referring to the parades in Rome that took place when a conquering military leader returned from a victorious campaign with captives in tow.

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