1 Corinthians 6:1-11

(1 Corinthians 6:1-11) - Grievances and Grace. If you haven't noticed this already, there was a lot of dysfunction in the church at Corinth. Here, we see believers handling their conflicts by suing each other instead of listening to the Lord and His word.  They wanted a human judge who was led by human wisdom …

1 Corinthians 5

(1 Corinthians 5) - "...a little leaven..." Leaven was a substance, typically yeast, that was added to dough to make it ferment and rise. It puffs things up. Just a little bit of leaven added to dough would spread throughout the entire entity and effect its transformation. In addition to being a physical substance, the …

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

(1 Corinthians 1:1-9) - "...who will sustain you to the end..." I'm thrilled to begin this book. It's been a source of great encouragement and exhortation in my life. This church, right in the middle of a huge ancient metropolis, is well known for their areas of sin struggle. Paul writes to them because much …

1 Corinthians 4:14-21

(1 Corinthians 4:14-21) - The use of authority. Even with all the authority given to him by God, at times Paul still chooses to encourage rather than command. He never wanted people to get the impression that he was power-crazy. All he wanted was for people to experience their full life in Christ. So he …

Looking unto Jesus

The only way for me to remain fixated on the mission of God is to look intently upon the God of mission. The immensity of the sovereignty of this eternal King plunges into the depths of my flawed intellectual understanding and confounds my greatest attempts at explanation. No longer will I, or can I for …

1 Corinthians 4:1-13

(1 Corinthians 4:1-13) - The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness There is indeed a standard for the servants of God. Paul mentions early that one who stewards the mysteries of God must be trustworthy. But how does one come to be found as such? Many people look for their approval among men, and others look for …