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 […]
The traditional ending to the Lord’s Prayer appears to have been taken from one of David’s prayers recorded in the Old Testament. This doxological ending points us to the importance of prayer as we recognize the greatness of God and the smallness of humanity. Only with these perspectives in mind will we be firmly rooted […]
The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer is that our Father would forgive our sins. By calling our sins “debts,” we see the need we have for God’s forgiveness, which is perhaps the greatest gift we could ever be given. But we are incapable of receiving this gift if we find ourselves unable to forgive […]
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