Paul ends his writing about the spiritual gifts with, “And yet I will show you the most excellent way” (12:31). This “most excellent way” is the gift of love. Without love, all other gifts (& anything else), are worthless. Love is the centerpiece of all we are as Christians. Love is the beginning, middle, and … More Something Missing.
Modern society is becoming increasingly individualistic. The more we “advance” as a society, the less and less communal we become…the less we rely on each other. In this chapter of his letter to the church in Corinth, Paul writes some of the most encouraging & strengthening words for the life & work of the church. … More In One Spirit
In this second half of 1 Corinthians 11, Paul is specifically talking about the Lord’s Supper. However, what Paul is writing about also has a bigger perspective that applies outside of the Lord’s Supper as well…a way of life & being. In participating in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, we are to remember Jesus’ … More Come Together
Happy Mother’s Day!! On this Mother’s Day, it is important for us to realize the power & beauty God has placed in mothers, women, girls. Women, you are of infinite worth. You are powerful beyond measure. And, with great power comes great responsibility. In this passage, Paul is talking to the church about our interdependence. … More Power & Beauty
“The most spiritual thing you will ever do is choose.” (Erwin Raphael McManus) Praying, reading the Bible, serving, loving, forgiving, offering grace and mercy…all choices we are free to make. There is nothing more real than Christian freedom, but that freedom is to be used to help/build up others! We have the choice to follow … More Choices.