1 Corinthians 15:46-16:24 In Christ, there is ‘victory’ – glorious, eternal, heavenly victory (54-57). Every day, we face a battle. It is a battle for faith, love and service. (a) We are called to trust the Lord: ‘Stand firm in your faith’ (13). We are to have faith. It is to be a growing faith, […]Read More Trusting, Loving And Serving Christ, Our Victorious Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 An introduction to this great chapter on the Resurrection – the fact and its meaning The resurrection is more than a fact from the past. It’s a fact for the future. “We shall all be changed … ” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). This is more than social change. It’s more than personal change. […]Read More We Will All Be Changed.
Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; Galatians 6:14 Paul was no silent disciple, no half-hearted follower of Jesus. He was not ashamed of his Lord. He was glad to say, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith” (Romans […]Read More Learning from the Apostle Paul
1 Corinthians 11:1-34 – We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (23-26). We even take note of what Paul says about the way we are to come to the Lord’s Table (27-29). What’s this all about? Is it about the whole thing looking good – impressive? Paul gives us something to think about in verse 22 – […]Read More Celebrating The Lord’s Supper In Joyful Obedience
“Out of this world!” – Sometimes, we use this phrase to describe something we like a lot. We exaggerate. We make something out to be better than it really is. When we speak about Jesus, our Saviour, we really mean it – He’s out of this world: “Who came down from heaven to earth? Jesus […]Read More Out Of This World!
Exodus 34:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Exodus 34:6 invites us to focus our attention on the Lord our God – The Lord is the compassionate and gracious God. – The Lord is the God who is slow to anger. – The Lord is the God who is abounding in love and faithfulness. Here, in this verse, […]Read More The Lord loves us – and He calls us to love Him and love one another.
The love of God is eternal love. It’s the love of the eternal God. His love comes to us from before the beginning of time (Ephesians 1:4). It takes us on to beyond the end. Sometimes, when our heads go down, we think, “This the end. I can go on no longer.” When, in love, […]Read More Eternal Love