December 23, 2019
December 19, 2019
There are many military references throughout the New Testament writings. The reason is because it is an excellent metaphor to describe the Christian faith- we are in the fight of our lives! 1 Corinthians 16:13 is a short verse, but it speaks volumes of Paul’s desire to see the Corinthian church continue on until the end.
November 26, 2019
The return of the Lord, for the Christian, will be a day of Victory. A day that will see the complete and quick change of our mortal bodies, it will bring with it the death of death, of sin, and even the end of the Law that magnifies our sin. … So what do we do with this knowledge? 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 says “Hold on till the end.”
November 19, 2019
What hope is there when someone dies? For the Christian, there is a tremendous hope because of Christ’s resurrection. We know that when He returns we shall be raised, and we shall all be changed… This message from 1 Corinthians 15:35-50 follows the format of the text, answering the questions “how?” and “What will we become?”
November 10, 2019
The word “Consequence” is often used in a negative context. In 1 Corinthians 15:20-34, Paul contrasts the consequences of Adam and the Lord Jesus- one man’s actions brought death, the other’s brings life… but Paul displays God’s abounding nature displayed in Christ, that He would answer death in an overwhelming way.
October 22, 2019
A.W. Tozer once said that “What you think about God is the most important thing about you.” The reason is that what you think will influence what you do and how you live. The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 14, sets before the Corinthian church that God is orderly, not chaotic, therefore, our worship of Him must also be orderly.
October 15, 2019
A number of times we turn to I Corinthians 14:6-25 for guidance on the gift of tongues. In the middle of this teaching, Paul sets forth a call to spiritual maturity- he challenges us to change our priorities, our practices, and our thinking.