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1 Corinthians 2:6-16 What God Has Prepared

Wonder awaits those who look deeper!

Paul shares deeper truths with mature listeners. These truths are not worldly but Spiritual and imparted by the Spirit of God. The very things God has prepared before the foundations of the world.

Have you ever sat in service listening to the minister and received an “ah ha” moment? Sometimes the scripture that just reached out to you is a familiar one and sometimes it’s one you haven’t really looked at before. That “ah ha” moment was brought to you courtesy of the Spirit of God; the Holy Spirit. He was revealing truths to you that you were not previously ready to understand.

Sometimes you didn’t understand because of your maturity level and sometimes it is a situational event that has primed you for Him to unlock that treasure at that moment. Whatever the reason, God unlocked it in just the right season. Read more »

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Seen In Deed

Paul started with the basics

Paul reminds his readers today of how he witnessed to them; in deeds instead of intellectual arguments. I’m sure he tried the second route while in the synagogues but to the common man, he showed them God’s hand instead of told them.

During Paul’s stay in Corinth he did many miracles through the Spirit. The church started at this point and grew from there. Paul kept to the basic foundational truths while working with this group. Later on he tells us why. They weren’t ready to understand the deeper things. Paul’s main teaching in Corinth was Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for each of us. Read more »

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Contrary to Popular Belief

God’s ways don’t make sense to man

Paul reminds his readers of how God’s ways are so different from man’s ways. The wise miss it and the strong can’t hold it. Only those who trust in Him see the truth.

God’s ways don’t make sense to the natural mind. Why would Jesus give up everything He had and become a lowly servant? Why would He lay aside His power? Why would He subject Himself to ridicule? Why would God bear with a group of people who always disappoint Him? Why would He rescue them time and time again? Why would He even concern Himself with humanity?

These are the questions that confound the wise. To the simple, the answer is clear; because He loves me. The child doesn’t ask why the parent takes care of him and makes sure he is fed and clothed. He accepts it and trusts in that care because he knows his parents love him. That’s how it is supposed to work. Read more »

1 Corinthians 1:4-9 In His Hands

God does not take back His gifts

Paul concludes his greeting in our reading today. He makes certain that his readers know that he loves them. He also commends them on their start with Jesus and assures them of God’s faithfulness to see them through to the end.

The first thing that we notice is that Paul bears witness to the fact that his readers are believers. They are part of the body of Christ. They have given their lives to Jesus and it is evident in their speech, knowledge and even Spiritual gifts. Read more »

1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Welcome to Corinthians

God calls Paul to reunite His people

We’ve made it to Corinthians; first Corinthians anyway. It has been more than two years on our journey so far. Kudos to us all for staying with it. I know we have been going slow and sometimes I skip a day (or two), but I believe we are right where we are supposed to be.

Paul, as usual, starts off with a wonderful introduction. Because my bible breaks it down into two sections, I’m addressing it that way too.

In our reading today Paul focuses first on who he is and by what authority he is writing. Then he specifies to whom this letter is addressed. This section ends with the thing that this group needs most desperately; “Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (verse 3). Read more »