Hebrews 12:1-2 has been the theme verse for the GEMS and Cadets this year (2018) which explores the theme of running the race. We need to be in the race firstly if we want to win the prize, but once in the race there is a way that we are expected to run, a way […]
What Paul is addressing here is something that the church has had to face many, many times. The Christian Church has had to face attack after attack upon the very centre of its faith, which is the claim that Jesus did not rise physically from the dead.
14:20 “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.” It is for this reason that Paul pleads with the Corinthian Christians to exhibit some measure of restraint, some measure of control. That is, I believe the primary reason for what Paul is writing here this […]
The Corinthians were an enthusiastic but immature church. The funny thing, however, is that they felt superior to others as if they had it all together as a church community. They looked at their ministries, their cleverness, their knowledge of Greek philosophy, their insightful members, their particular set of gifts and they actually thought that they […]