“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.

“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.  Then read and apply the “Wonderful Thing” below.  Wonderful Thing – “The Greatest Is Love” (1 Cor. 13:13) Wonderful Thing in this Passage – As important as chapter 12’s spiritual gifts are to the church’s […]

Jesus’ View on Women

Yesterday, talking with my wife, I made the mistake of stating my opinion on something I had no clue about. She, on the other hand, had studied the issue and could cite chapter and verse.  She called me on it. I thought of that as I prepared for this week’s sermon.  I hear very vocal […]

Judas’ Cry for Help?

“When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them…and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” (Luke 6:13, 16) In recent weeks, two celebrities ended their own lives (truth be told, I knew neither). Suicide is heart-breaking! The US Center for Disease Control claims that the suicide rate in our nation […]

Flyover Churches

“Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot…” (Luke 6:15, NIV) The church has traditionally referred to James the Son of Alphaeus as “James the Less.”  Not a favorable nickname by American standards.  The reason for the name is the adjective used in Mark 16:1 to describe him: “micro”.  Sometimes that […]

When in Doubt…

“They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he [Thomas] replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”” (John 20:25, NLT) Are you the kind of person who needs evidence and data to […]