Posts with the tag “1-corinthians”

Elemental: S2 - Day 33
by David K. Ferguson on August 31st, 2023
1 Corinthians 5:20 “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as  though God were making His appeal through  us.” So, I’ve been thinking. If human beings are  so much better off living in a community  of faith and we’re called to love others well,  shouldn’t we place a high priority on inviting  others into this family? Isn’t it an incredible  act of selfishness to live with such benefits  without at...  Read More
Elemental: S2 - Day 24
by David K. Ferguson on August 22nd, 2023
Luke 22:20 “…after the supper he took the cup, saying,  ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood,  which is poured out for you.’” So, what is in this “cup of God’s wrath,” and  who made it? We have all the clues to  figure it out.We know Jesus died from our sins on the  cross of Calvary. (1 Corinthians 15:3) In fact,  1 Peter 2:24 says, “He himself bore our sins in  His body on the tree…” So when...  Read More
Elemental: S2 - Day 13
by David K. Ferguson on August 11th, 2023
“Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face.” 1 Corinthians 13:12I love my wife. More impressive? She loves me. I’m still a tiny bit surprised when I think about it. Maybe it's because of my self-image during the teenage years. I thought of myself as being on that rung on the ladder just above ugly—not quite to the level of the cuteness of a ...  Read More
After - Day 28
by Charissa Roxas on April 22nd, 2023
INTRODUCTIONThe following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.OPENHave you ever had a secret to tell that when you told it, no one believed you? Or can you remember a time when you got to be the first one to share news with another that they hadn’t heard before?HEADRead Joh...  Read More
Lovewell: A Theology - Day 18
by Timothy Gillespie on January 18th, 2023
1 Corinthians 13:113 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.The heading for this section is “love is the greatest.” 1 Corinthians 13 is the famous chapter on love. It goes on to tell us what love is and what love is not. Of course, we have heard this text at weddings forever. In fact, as a pastor, I actua...  Read More
Lovewell: A Theology - Day 6
by Timothy Gillespie on January 6th, 2023
Romans 12:515 So it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.1 Corinthians 12:15-1615 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body?I believe that we hav...  Read More