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The operative word here is δύναμις (dynamis) for which BDAG lists six basic meanings. However, the relevant one here is #1 (the most common and basic): potential for functioning in some way, power, might, strength, force, capacity, eg, (a) general: Acts 1:8, Matt 22:29, Mark 12:24, Luke 22:69, Rom 1:16, 20, etc; ... (b) specifically, the power that works ...


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The context of these verses seem to be talking about the demonstration of the Spirit and the power concerning Jesus Christ and him crucified. I don't think these have to do with the signs and wonders that were performed by him in other passages. These new believers had so many problems going on in their congregation that had been communicated to Paul from ...


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What did Paul mean by "power" in 1 Corinthians 4:19-20? "Power": Authority in the congregation given to him by the Lord. The authority was for spiritually building up the members of the congregation, with the teachings of Jesus and the power of God's spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:10 NASB 10 For this reason I am writing these things while ...


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There were some in Corinth who had challenged Paul’s apostolic authority (1 Corinthians 1:12, 3:4, and 4:3). In Paul’s absence they were bold to speak against him, but here Paul was promising to return to Corinth and settle all disputes, not with words, but through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is comparable to what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2. Paul ...


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There are only two kinds of power, good and evil. We can speak the truth without love or with arrogance and it is really not God’s power being displayed, but the world’s. Paul is seeking to establish what spirit, or power is behind their words. …in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one ...


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