Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.2 Corinthians 3:17 ESV Freedom from sin. Not freedom to sin.
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. 2 Corinthians 2:15-16a This is a fairly succinct explanation of why those who follow Satan hate thoseContinue reading “The Aroma Of Christ”
For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 2 Corinthians 1:5 During the time of martyrs, the saints understood that the relationship with God was a two-way street. They suffered for His cause and God bestowed His grace to strengthen them. Despite our change of expectationsContinue reading “Odd Association”
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 It is particularly the “Act like men” commandment that many male church attendees seem to struggle with. The church will be strong again when the men start acting like men again.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10 You cannot change who you are or whatContinue reading “No Grace In Vain”
“Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.”1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV There is a difference between being pure and being naive. Strive for the former while abhorring the latter.
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.Continue reading “Love Is Supreme”
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13Continue reading “Collectivism, Not Individualism”
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 This world is fallen. You better expectContinue reading “Temptations Are Common”