1 Corinthians

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The Lord’s Supper – 1 Cor 11:23-26


23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way also […]

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – 1 Cor 15:12-19


The Resurrection of the Dead12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is […]

When life gets hard – 1 Corinthians 15


“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.”  15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that […]

Marks of Christian love – 1 Corinthians 16:15-24


15 Now I urge you, brothers—you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints— 16 be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer. 17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they […]

The Manly Church – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14


“Our culture is inundated with the lie that there is no difference between male and female. Everything is rapidly becoming gender-neutral. Actually it is more than being gender-neutral; plain and simple our culture is striving to become genderless. And one of the best ways to become genderless is to remove the very trait that has […]

Doing the Lord’s work – 1 Corinthians 16:5-12


Scripture was written in real life, to real people in real places, about real issues. God chose to reveal Himself to us through the flesh-and-blood stickiness of daily life. – Through letting us eavesdrop on an apostle managing everyday relationships among fallen people in imperfect churches.