Category Archives: 1Corinthians

He Appeared!

Okay, so I’m thinking a rewrite of the old Easter hymn may be in order. Instead of “He Arose!”, perhaps it should be “He Appeared!” For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Our Gathering (A 2014 Rerun)

Late night last night. Kind of foggy this morning. Difficulty getting the old pump primed. So, went through the archives. Surprised that I haven’t written anything on 1Corinthians 14 since 2014. This morning it came alive as (I think for … Continue reading

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A Premise and A Principle

You need to know the precepts — need to know what’s right and wrong, what you should do and what you shouldn’t do — but I think we’re designed to operate by principles. Case in point, the Ten Commandments. We … Continue reading

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A Servant of All

One of the dangers of a daily reading plan, and especially one that has multiple readings in different areas of the Bible, is that the Scriptures get broken into “bit-sized pieces” and thus run the risk of becoming disconnected from … Continue reading

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Knowledge Needs Love

What I know apart from Who I know won’t get me very far in the kingdom. That’s what I’m picking up from what Paul’s laying down this morning. Knowledge needs love. Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that … Continue reading

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Radical but Logical

His ask is so radical, but Paul’s reasoning is so logical. Hovering over a few verses in 1Corinthians 6 this morning and thinking about the church. Situation: when one brother has a grievance against another. A dispute needing to be … Continue reading

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Enriched

Three words. That’s what I’m chewing on this morning. Two of those words popping, I’m sure, because of a book I’ve been reading by Rankin Wilbourne on the doctrine of our Union with Christ — in which one of the … Continue reading

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Implications of Resurrection

Some in their midst — supposed brothers and sisters who gathered with them weekly to build up the church and take of the Lord’s supper — didn’t buy into resurrection. Oh, they knew that to fit in and get whatever … Continue reading

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The Sword Doing Its Work

Honestly, when I open my bible in the morning I’m counting on it being “living and active” (Heb. 4:12a). I’ve often said that reading our bibles is kind of a guaranteed encounter of the divine kind. The God-breathed Word illuminated … Continue reading

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A Glorious Journey Into The Mundane

It’s a journey. You start here and you end up there. That’s how I’m digesting 1Corinthians 15 this morning. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance … Continue reading

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