Category: 1 Corinthians

Why the Prosperity Gospel is No Gospel At All

For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. – Psalm 84:11 Can I be real with… Read More

Am I Willing to Lose So That I Can Win?

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ” (Galatians… Read More

The Exchange

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? – Matthew 16:26 This Sunday I was blessed to be… Read More

The Truth About Love

Meanwhile, the leading priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas to be released and for Jesus to be put to death. – Matthew 27:20 Sometimes I feel like that crowd. I’m so easily persuaded… Read More

Jack and I

For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. – 1 Thessalonians 2:4 I’ve spoken before… Read More

A Steadfast Spirit

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10). What a prayer this is . . . what a brave prayer. I’m focused today on the word steadfast. The dictionary defines steadfast… Read More

God’s Statement of Ownership & Printable

Who has given me anything that I need to pay back?Everything under heaven is mine. – Job 41:11 “If I want it, it’s mine.If I give it to you & I change my mind later, it’s mine.If I… Read More

Sunday Scripture: 4/13/14

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  – 1 Corinthians 1:18 If you have been helped by this post and think it could be… Read More

These Things Abide

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.– 1 Corinthians 13:13 In a life of chronic illness this verse can take on a whole new meaning. As I’ve written about before,… Read More

9 Times 9 is 81

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! – Philippians 4:4 1 times 1 is 1, 2 times 2 is 4, 3 times 3 is 9. Ok, now how about this one… 7 times… Read More