The Egyptians enslaved the Hebrews and ruthlessly mistreated them. After God rescued his people, he told them never to have any dealings with their former oppressors (Deut. 17:16). Paul makes a strikingly similar point in his first letter to the Corinthians.
In the pages of the New Testament, we can read amazing accounts of divine healing. Is the Lord still gifting the church with the power to lay hands on the sick and make them instantly healthy?
The communion bread symbolizes the crucified body of Jesus. The cup symbolizes his blood. It is a sacred meal, and it calls for a reverent response.
A man in the Corinthian church was living with his stepmother – and the congregation was proud of it! Paul urged the church to drive out the wicked person. But why? His inspired instructions give us two reasons for removing a stubborn sinner from our fellowship (1 Cor. 5:1-13).
Do you ever wonder how different your life would be if some momentous thing had never happened? For instance, what if your children had never been born? In his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul asks us to consider what it would mean if Christ hadn’t risen from the dead (1 Cor. 15:12-20).
Last Sunday morning we heard the alarm, rolled out of bed, showered, dressed, and made our way to the building. At 9 AM we gathered for classes. We smiled at each other, laughed and talked together, and studied the Bible. That same day, July 17, was Gavin Long’s 29th birthday. The former Marine sergeant celebrated…
In 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, the apostle Paul explains that his mission in life is winning lost people to Jesus. What is my life all about?