Month: March 2019

Resistance And Flow

Paul is completing this letter to Corinth and he is telling them about his plans. Notice how Paul has a plan. He isn’t wandering from city to city just aimlessly preaching. He is targeting major cities because he knows that is where he can have the greatest impact. He looks for a great opportunity for

Clothing Of The Immortals

When we get up in the morning, one of the first things we do after getting cleaned up is to get dressed. How do we decide what we put on? Well that depends on what we are going to do for the day. The clothes must match what we are going to do. What we

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!

Paul is speaking to the church and trying to help them work better together and to be more effective. In this verse he speaks to them about communication, being organized, utilizing their gifts, and working together. This whole chapter is about coming together and working together. Paul recognizes their gifts, and instructs that these should

Letting Love Pierce The Darkness

What a beautiful morning. The sun is yet to pierce the darkness here on the earth, but it has cracked the darkness of my heart. This morning we read about love. God is love. God is truth and light. And in light there is no darkness. Light always overcomes darkness. So if we have anything

Unity In The Body Of Christ

First Corinthians chapter 12 is one of my favorites as it relates to human conflict. Whenever there is conflict, if we can find the things that unite us, we usually can work through any disputes or challenges. There is power in unity. The more people that you can get rallied to a cause, the stronger

Love Undivided

Joshua is getting ready to leave the earth, and is passing on his wisdom to the next generation. He reminds them what God did for them, by getting them out of Egypt under Pharaoh’s rule, by parting the red sea and covering their enemies by the waters, and by driving out all of their enemies

Our Actions For God’s Glory

In Christ we are free. And while we may be temporarily subject to the authority of man on earth, we are ultimately under the commands of God. According to God’s Word, we are free to participate in things such as drinking wine, eating meat, even smoking weed although we must do it in a country

Running To Win The Race

Paul emphasizes that we should live our lives with excellence. To do this, we need self-discipline. It’s not easy, and it’s not always fun. But the reward comes to those who put forth the greatest effort and obtain the highest performance. Did God give us our time and our talents?  Absolutely! He created us and

What Are We Free To Do As Christians?

In Christ we have the ultimate freedom. We are not bound by sin, legalism, and the old law. Paul says in his first letter to the Corinthians, all things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. (1 Cor 10:23). But that doesn’t mean we are free to do whatever we want, but that we

Not Being Consumed By Temporary Things

In today’s scripture, Paul is talking to the church in Corinth about being sexual relations, and relationships between husbands and wives. He explains that aside from the direction of the Holy Spirit, our urges are of the flesh and of this world. And since things of the flesh including our bodies are not eternal, they