What did it mean for the church in Corinth whom Paul founded to imitate Paul? Was the apostle encouraging the local church in 1 Corinthians to get involved in active missionary work? Did the imitation include a call to his readers to imitate him in evangelism? This essay studies the imitation texts in 1 Corinthians: 1 Corinthians 4:14-18, 1 Corinthians 7:12-16, 1 Corinthians 11:1, and 1 Corinthians 14:23-25.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2001. 17 pages.