Paul closes out his letter to the church in Corinth with the reminder of why we are called to “Fly in Formation”…why we are to come together in unity. It is because eternity is greater than anything we can ask, hope, or imagine. There is something greater waiting for us all! As the church we … More Eternity is Greater.
Prior to this message we had a great celebration of baptism within our church family. Baptism is a sign and a seal of God’s promises…so in today’s message we are reminded that our identity is in Christ alone. All people are God’s people and He chooses us, dearly loves us, and wants for us to … More God’s Promise
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.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58) The tomb is empty. Jesus conquered sin & death. Jesus rose again & is preparing the way … More He Chose Us…
What is your distraction? What gets you off-task or misdirected? Paul continues to teach us how to MODEL God’s way of living so we can SHOW the world the hope, love, grace, mercy, redemption, and Truth he offers. In verse 35 Paul writes, “I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, … More Undivided
Paul dives headlong into sin and the repercussions of sin (very specifically, “sexual immorality”). Unfortunately the church is sometimes blind about the seriousness of all sin and its consequences in our lives and how that affects the Gospel message that we are called to live out as Christ’s ambassadors to the world. Paul was concerned … More Pay Attention