Wonderful Things

A Year in the Word from Pastor Jeff Fairchild

“The Greatest Is Love” (1 Cor. 13:13)

Pray Psalm 119:18—  “Open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from Your Law.” Read today’s chapter: 1 Corinthians 13.  …

“The Meetings of the New Testament Church” (1 Cor. 14:26-32)

For the New Testament Christian, church was never a place you went on Sunday but who you were on Monday through Saturday. It was not an organization you joined but a family into which you were adopted … In today’s passage, the Holy Spirit (through Paul) describes the meetings that build that kind of church.

“Your New Body for Heaven” (1 Cor. 15:42-58)

The bodies we now occupy are wearing out, and one day they will be buried like a seed that is planted in the earth. One of the little-understood perks of following Christ is that we will someday be issued brand new, amazing resurrection bodies…

Your Plans . . . and God’s (1 Cor. 16:5-7)

My plan seems so good in my mind, and then some unforeseen detail messes it up. God, on the other hand, has never said, “Oops!” about anything. There are at least two reasons God’s plans work out better than ours…

God Never Wastes Suffering (2 Cor. 1:3-9)

The apostles had learned what their Master had modeled: that suffering is easier to bear if you know it is accomplishing God’s purposes …for God’s people, suffering is never wasted. Today’s “WT” reveals two ways God makes good use of our troubles.

Christ’s Triumph Over Me, Through Me, and In Me (2 Cor. 2:14-15)

Christ has triumphed over me. – I proudly take the place of one of those conquered rebels, whom He leads back into His kingdom. I gladly lay all my old allegiances aside, especially my allegiance to myself, and I bow to His eternal lordship.

God Has Made You Adequate (2 Cor. 3:4-6)

Most of us realize we’re inadequate for some of the challenges of our lives … Though none of us is adequate in ourselves, we DO have an adequacy beyond us.

We Have This Treasure… (2 Cor. 4:6-7)

You and I have a treasure within us of greater value than we can comprehend …so dazzling is the glory of this treasure that, when we focus our eyes on it, we are scarcely aware of our own insufficiencies.

“The New You” (2 Cor. 5:15-20)

You are not stuck with the old you forever. Some of the best news in the gospel is this: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!”

“The Right Time? – Now, Today” (2 Cor. 6:1-2)

Paul reminds us of two of the most important components of the obedience God requires of His children: it is immediate, and it is on-going.