1 Corinthians 14

In Corinth there were some people who needed instruction concerning the use of tongues and prophecy.  It’s possible some were out of control in exercising their gifts. It’s also possible that some were using their gifts for themselves rather than the building up of...

I Corinthians 13

So I can spend all my free time doing church.  I can sacrifice all my efforts and abilities serving and teaching.  I can follow all the rules.  I can tithe 30 percent.  I can execute the perfect missions trip.  I can lead a worship service that leaves everyone weeping...

1 Corinthians 12

I’m so thankful for the diversity of gifts God has blessed the church with!  Many people doing many different things as one in service to God.  That’s how God intended it to be.  But in Corinth as in many churches, people were likely elevating certain...

1 Corinthians 1-5

We are playing with a little confusion as we start the semester. So to go back over chapters 1-5 in brief today. In 1 Corinthians 1 the apostle lays out his desire that they be unified even as they use their spiritual gifts. They have forgotten that they are united in...

1 Corinthians 10:23b

This verse, again, starts out like 6:12. Paul chooses a slightly different tack though. Where the previous verse focuses on me and my freedom, 10:23 looks at others. The goal here is the building up of others. Simply put, Paul says there are some things that pass the...

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 This week’s passages have been maybe a bit heavy. In this passage, we see the driving force that drives us to wrestle with these issues. As Paul describes our bodies as a temple, he probably has the temple in Jerusalem in the back of his...
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