Daily Bible Readings Monday, April 6. Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. 1) What two groups does Paul identify here? 2) How is their thinking different? 3) What did Paul say about how people viewed the crucifixion? Tuesday, April 7. Read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. 1) What did Paul say about the background or “calling” of the Corinthians?
Give up the Quick Fix and take the long view of change. We are raised to believe in the quick fix. Television dramas resolve difficult problems in one hour. A common headache can be dispatched with a couple of Excedrin. We don’t even have to get out of our chair to control our technology, and
There is so much more I’d like to say on the subject of “emptying the cross of its power” from Sunday’s sermon, but I’ll leave it at this little bit. At ancient Corinth, Paul was concerned about the divisions that were erupting within the congregation, notably over the agent of one’s baptism. What were the
Craig S. Keener, seminary professor, said that he was an atheist until his conversion in 1975. He said the primary reason for his atheism was that “roughly 85% of my fellow U.S. citizens who claimed to be Christians could not see that their faith genuinely affected their lives.” He goes on to say, “I reasoned
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 27. Read Haggai 1:1-6. 1) What were the people saying, according to God? 2) Why do you think they were saying that? 3) What was God’s response to that? 4) What would God say to you/us? Tuesday, January 28. Read Luke 9:57-62. 1) What were the three individuals in this
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 20. Read Philippians 2:3-8. 1) What did Paul prohibit the Philippian church to do? 2) Why does the life of Jesus serve as such a good model for doing this? 3) What did Jesus Tuesday, January 21. Read Hebrews 12:2-4. 1) How do we endure the race set before us?
Give up hatred and learn to love. Fred Phelps was founder of Westboro Baptist Church died on March 19, 2014. He was famous for the hateful vigils that he and his church kept outside the funerals of gays, military people, and others with whom he disagreed. When we think of Fred we think of what
Daily Bible Readings: Monday, January 13. Read Isaiah 40:28-31. 1) How does this text describe God? 2) What does God do for the weak? 3) What will God do for youth and those who trust in him Tuesday, January 14. Read Isaiah 61:1-2. 1) What did Isaiah say that God had called him to do?
Give up Impatience Road Rage is now a thing. It sits in a cage in our minds, growling and snarling, but in a moment the cage door springs open, and the beast is released. Road Rage is the child of unhappiness and discontent. Road Rage and its children are constantly impatient. Never calm. Waiting to
Give Up a Feeling of Unworthiness There is much in the life that wants to tell you how unworthy you are: jealous co-workers, angry teachers, bullies in school, and insecure associates. They are happy to tell you that you failed, that you are a hopeless imbecile, and that you’ll never make much of yourself. Sadly,