Paul continues to address the Corinthians’ understanding of sex with instructions for the unmarried, and he does so by revealing a key truth—God’s call includes our circumstances. God’s call gives purpose and meaning to every life situation, rather than requiring us to change our circumstances. There are advantages to singleness we can consider, but both […]
The church in Corinth was not only facing strife within the church but within their marriages as well. In chapter 7, the Apostle Paul gives instruction for both the permanence of marriage as well as sexual intimacy within marriage. Paul also addresses what to do in the case of a believer being married to an […]
The Christian morality of sex runs against the grain of Western culture. In fact, the Christian sex ethic has always been counter-cultural simply because no other viewpoint holds as high a view of sex as the Christian viewpoint does. It is this high view of sex that makes it dangerous, which is why we are […]
In chapters 3-4, the Apostle Paul calls the Corinthian believers away from treating Christian Leaders as patrons to follow. Christian Leaders are God’s servants and managers of God’s mysteries. We also learn that God alone reserves the right to judge Christian Leaders as well as the standard by which he measures them.
Many Americans today consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious. Although religious affiliation is being abandoned by so many, spirituality remains an important part of their lives. It is critical that we understand what true spirituality is, because the wisdom of God can only be known, accepted, and applied by those who are spiritual.
The wisdom and power of God are hidden from those who look for it in the wisdom of the world. Indeed, God’s wisdom and power are evident only by looking through the cross of Christ. There is nothing more wise, more praiseworthy, more powerful than the message of the cross of Christ. And if we look […]
The city of Corinth had much in common with the prosperous cities of our day. The opportunity to prosper materially brought with it the allure of various sins, and the church seemed to be languishing from these cultural temptations. But in spite of the mess that the church often becomes, the message of the cross […]
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