Today we spent the morning and afternoon visiting Corinth. We thought we should show you three interesting photos.
In the time Corinthians was written, mirrors were made of bronze. Here is what they look like. Paul in 1 Cor 13:12 writes, "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face."
Here is a picture of the Bema seat in Corinth. This is the location where Paul was dragged before Gaius in Acts 18 by a mob of people to be judged. Paul was beat and thrown in prison. He would later use the Bema seat as imagery in 2 Cor 5:10 where he writes, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."
This is the port where Paul sailed with Priscilla and Aquila to Ephesus. This is also where Phoebe (the deaconness for all you who don't think women should be deacons...haha!) lived. The ruins here are an old Byzantine Church.
We enjoyed the time off. Right now Will, Bryan, Joe and Mike are teaching. They are doing a great job.