A Tribute to Wives and Mothers

As I think of my own wife and my own mother, the lovely poetic words of Proverbs 31 warm my heart and remind me of the unconditional love of both my wife and my mother.

Our new devotional series focuses on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. This important letter still serves as wise guidance for our churches today, almost 2,000 years later. The first devotional in the series will be posted on Sunday.

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2 Corinthians 1 & 2: Reconciliation Motivated by Unconditional Love and Complete Confidence

2 Corinthians 1 & 2: Reconciliation Motivated by Unconditional Love and Complete Confidence

This passage of Scripture demonstrates the powerful strategy Paul used to motivate the Corinthian church —by expressing love and confidence rather than criticizing.

2 Corinthians Chapter 1: The God of Comfort

2 Corinthians Chapter 1: The God of Comfort

Today’s devotional is on 2 Corinthians Chapter 1 and looks at the comfort God can provide to those who suffer.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15: A Hopeful Close to the Letter

1 Corinthians Chapter 15: A Hopeful Close to the Letter

Today’s devotional is the last one to focus on First Corinthians. Paul ends this letter with a lovely and hopeful declaration that we will ultimately be raised imperishable and that death will be swallowed up in our victory.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15: Paul on the Resurrected Body

1 Corinthians Chapter 15: Paul on the Resurrected Body

This passage of Scripture is filled with hope about the glorious new life and spiritual bodies God will give us in the afterlife.

1 Corinthians Chapter 14: Paul’s Perspective on Speaking in Tongues

1 Corinthians Chapter 14: Paul’s Perspective on Speaking in Tongues

A topic that divides many Christians today is the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues. We can gain clarity on this matter by reading Paul’s views with an understanding of the context of the worshipping practices at the time in Corinth.

1 Corinthians Chapter 13: The Greatest of These Is Love

1 Corinthians Chapter 13: The Greatest of These Is Love

On Easter Sunday, I thought it would be appropriate to post chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians in its entirety. This chapter is often referred to as the “love chapter” and is easily recognized as perhaps the most popular biblical passage to be recited at weddings.

1 Corinthians Chapter 12: Service to the Lord Using Your Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians Chapter 12: Service to the Lord Using Your Spiritual Gifts

On Maundy Thursday (the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter) of this Holy Week, I thought it would be instructive for you to consider Paul’s teaching in chapter 12 on the nature of spiritual gifts. Each of us has such gifts. As we recognize Christ’s enormous sacrifice on the cross, we should contemplate our own gifts through which we can serve Him as a member of the body of Christ in advancing the Kingdom.

1 Corinthians Chapter 11: Public Worship and the Role of Women

1 Corinthians Chapter 11: Public Worship and the Role of Women

I hope you had a blessed Palm Sunday and a start to the holiest of weeks in celebration of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. We continue to cover Paul’s teachings on the role of women in the church and in worship, with passages from his first letter to the Corinthians that are often misunderstood.

1 Corinthians Chapter 8: Warnings About Food Sacrificed to Idols

1 Corinthians Chapter 8: Warnings About Food Sacrificed to Idols

Today’s posting is about Paul’s deep concern for the idol worshipping taking place in polytheistic Corinth. The historical context of ancient Corinth may be quite different than today’s society, but the message remains applicable today — more than 20 centuries later.

1 Corinthians Chapter 7: Paul on Marriage, Separation and Divorce

1 Corinthians Chapter 7: Paul on Marriage, Separation and Divorce

In this devotional, Paul discusses what he believes to be the appropriate behaviors for married couples who are considering separation or divorce. He also expresses his views on couples willing to remain together when one is a believer and the other is not.

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