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Knowing the Wonder of God

March 11th, 2017 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 2:12 (New Living Translation) And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. Here is one of the reasons God gives us His Spirit: so we can know the wonderful things he has given us. In a sense, the gift […]

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Beyond Our Imagination

March 5th, 2017 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 2:9 (New Living Translation) That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” The writer here quotes from the prophet Isaiah. God and His blessings are beyond our imagination. I remember […]

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Nothing is Ever Useless

February 26th, 2017 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 15:58 (New Living Translation) So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. But all I did in the name for the Lord was… sit in a pew pray before eating put a […]

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For Believers and for Unbelievers

February 25th, 2017 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 14:22 (New Living Translation) So you see that speaking in tongues is a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is for the benefit of believers, not unbelievers. There are some things that are good for believers and unbelievers. There are some things that are bad for both groups.It appears that […]

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Let’s Explain (gently)

February 19th, 2017 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 8:5-7 (New Living Translation) 5 There may be so-called gods both in heaven and on earth, and some people actually worship many gods and many lords. 6 But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus […]

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Chloe (the gossip?)

February 13th, 2016 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 1:10-11 (New Living Translation) 10 I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. 11 For some members of Chloe’s household […]

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Jew-Gentile, Slave-Free

September 20th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 12:13 (New Living Translation) Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. Notice how the writer illustrates the difference between Jews and Gentiles. The writer equates that […]

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New Testament Prophesying

August 15th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 14:3 (New Living Translation) But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them. Old Testament prophesying meant predicting the future. God told the prophets what was to happen, the prophets told the people, and it happened sometime in the future. There is much discussion and disagreement about what “prophesying” means in […]

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Common Ground

June 27th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. 23 I do everything to spread the Good News and share […]

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Oh, So That’s Why I Can…

May 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 12:7 (New Living Translation) A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. It is easy to accept a gift and use it for my own pleasure. Someone gives me a gift certificate for my birthday. I enjoy the meal. Natural right? Perhaps this natural use of […]

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