Category Archives: 1Corinthians

Fully Known

Opening up 1Corinthians 13 usually evokes two streams of consciousness. The first encompasses Paul’s inspired definition of love, and thus of the Savior. For if love is patient, kind, without envy nor boast, and not arrogant or rude. If it … Continue reading

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The Great Context

There seems to have been an on-going debate within the Corinth church. To eat, or not to eat–that is the question. Is food offered to idols fair game for the dinner table now that we are free in Christ? Or, … Continue reading

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An Entrusted Stewardship

Perspective. It makes all the difference, doesn’t it? It’s the difference between the cup being half-full or half-empty. The difference between being discouraged by how far we have to go and being jazzed by how far we’ve come. And, as … Continue reading

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That We Might Understand

Saturday we gathered together with confidence. As we remembered our so evident loss, yet we equally celebrated her so certain gain. Though we acknowledged the reality of the difficulty here and now, we affirmed the surety of reunion there and … Continue reading

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I’m reading 1Corinthians 12 and realize it’s an object lesson. Paul is taking something that everyone is familiar with and trying to make a point about something they still have much to learn about. At issue is their ignorance around … Continue reading

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For the Common Good

Yesterday morning, when I was reading in the latter part of 1Corinthians 11, the words that jumped off the page were “when you come together.” Not because I had some profound insight concerning them but because they are repeated again … Continue reading

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Flee!

Gideon is a kind of an enigma for me. Seems to have, for the most part, run the race well but then gets tripped up at the finish line. He has an encounter of the divine kind with the angel … Continue reading

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