1 Corinthians 13 Love Is

Now imagine that we had a drummer here today just hitting the cymbals continuously. Ding, ding, ding, ding. I wonder how long you would put up with it. It would drive you crazy. The problem with a cymbal or a gong is that they are simply a one note instrument. A Christian that ministers to […]

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1 Corinthians 12:9 Faith

Thus, when it comes to ministries in the church, there has to be a deep appreciation of what others do, as well as a modesty/humility in regard to what we do! None of us should think to ourselves that our ministry is the only one that counts. All of us have been granted ministries by God […]

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1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Spiritual Gifts Or…

My thoughts have progressed over the years from… “Spiritual Gifts” given only after our conversion or coming to an age where we understood the Christian faith. “Spiritual Gift” becomes “Anything” (ability) used in a way to build up God’s Kingdom and bless his church. The Holy Spirit calls and places us into “various ministries” that […]

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1 Corinthians 11:17-34 The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper, which was meant to be an earthly picture of a heavenly reality, had become disfigured and was now a really ugly picture of Christ’s Church. Paul, in that sense says, “It does more harm than good…” (v. 17). He suggests to the rich that if they are hungry they eat at home, […]

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1 Corinthians 12:1-3 True Spirituality

True spirituality is not seen in the what we do or in ecstatic experiences but in love for the body and obedience to the Lordship of Christ. There is a great problem with the Corinthian query or fixation about “spiritual things/persons” because it shows that the Christians at Corinth were looking around too much. They […]

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Sometimes we can feel superior, like we would never fail ourselves, in a sense flirting with the devil and it is at that point that we fall again into sin. In terms of 1 Corinthians 8 you might feel very confident that you would never think of idol worship as anything. In fact, you could […]

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Paul demonstrates that Christian ministers deserve material support, while at the same time saying that he is forgoing that support for the sake of the gospel. Now, this whole area demands Christian discernment and that is what Paul is pleading for in chapter 8. The thing is that perhaps some in the Corinthian Church thought […]

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The important thing is to exercise the freedom we have in Christ in a loving and sensitive way. I don’t believe a person can say to you, “Well I have a weak conscience, so you have to give up doing something.” Rather, I think the onus is on the person who knows they are not doing anything […]

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