Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spiritual Gifts and Love

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have … Continue reading

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Many Parts, One Body

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 As we continue Paul’s discussion about misunderstandings of spiritual gifts, Paul has taken great care to emphasize that the manifestations of the Spirit within us are to be a unifying force, not a source of division. He … Continue reading

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Gone into hiding

Tom was a Christian.  He was committed; he was serious. He worked in a factory, and many of his coworkers were tough men, men who used rough language and who liked to drink and play hard… Tom was afraid that … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: March 25, 2018

Title: A Battle for the Ages Text: Matthew 23:37-39 Jesus Advances; His Second Move Matthew 21:12-17 For the Jews, the Temple in Jerusalem was the center of everything Jewish, the very center of the Jewish people and Nation. It was … Continue reading

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Many Manifestations, One Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at … Continue reading

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Now, about the gifts of the Spirit

Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Supper

1 Corinthians 11:17-34 In the first part of this section, Paul gave the Corinthians praise, followed by instruction. Here, as the second part begins there is no praise for him to give, for the Corinthians have gone very wrong on … Continue reading

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Reflections on Philemon Released Today

I have added our study of Philemon to my “Reflections” Series today. If you would care to download it, you may do so HERE.

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Head Covering and Worship

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 We begin a new section in Paul’s letter with 11:2, a section that continues through to the end of this chapter. Here, Paul deals with a couple of areas that involve worship, first head covering, and second, … Continue reading

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A Conversation and a Conclusion

1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 We have seen passages in which Paul is so blunt that his meaning is hard to miss, but from our perspective, this is not one of those. If we aren’t careful, we can quote verses from this … Continue reading

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