1 Corinthians
Aware of the Dangers

Aware of the Dangers

Temptation is real. And so is the danger of making sinful choices that displease the Lord of our lives. Fortunately for our sakes, others before us have made unfortunate choices that we can learn from. While the Bible is filled with examples of success, it is just as...

Bought with a Price

Bought with a Price

No one makes Christ Lord; He is Lord. So, it goes without saying that His lordship extends over the life of every person. Whether or not we acknowledge His lordship is another matter altogether. The price paid for the sins of all was a high price indeed—the death of...

Image of Christ

Image of Christ

At first glance, it seems as if Paul is solely focused on imploring the Corinthians to be more orderly in their worship in I Corinthians chapter 14. But upon closer study, we learn that Paul is asking us all to be imitators of Christ, particularly in the way encourage...

Body of Christ

Body of Christ

In part 5 of our 1 Corinthians study, we'll look at Chapters 11- 13. Paul begins by praising the Corinthians for holding fast to the traditions that he handed over to them. Some of the topics Paul deals with include authority, unity, and spiritual gifts. These...

Law of Christ

Law of Christ

Welcome to week 4 of our study in 1st Corinthians! In this session, we’ll be looking at Chapters 8 through 11-1, with a focus on “The law of Christ”. As believers in Jesus Christ, we know there is only one God in whose image we are made. It’s only through Jesus Christ...

Judgment of Christ

Judgment of Christ

This 3rd part of a 7 part series study on the apostle Paul’s letter of 1 Corinthians will begin to look at chapters 4-7. Within these 4 chapters, Paul addresses the division being reported to him in the church he once planted at Corinth. Paul’s Christology brings the...

Foundation of Christ

Foundation of Christ

In this session, we will be diving into chapter 3 of 1 Corinthians. Paul is reminding the church at Corinth of the foundation he has laid for them to build their lives on. The "Foundation of Christ". May we all take a closer look at our lives building materials to see...

The Mind of Christ

The Mind of Christ

Welcome to week 1 of our study in 1st Corinthians! In part 1 of 7, we'll be looking at Paul's introduction in Chapters 1 and 2. In his introduction, Paul begins with a grace-oriented greeting and then moves into the main idea for the content of his letter: Christ!...

The Holy Spirit in Your Life

The Holy Spirit in Your Life

In the Bible, we read Jesus promising to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples after He is gone. As believers in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is also with us, living inside of us, just as Jesus promised. The question is, why did Jesus send the Holy Spirit to be with us?...

A New Heaven and A New Earth

A New Heaven and A New Earth

God makes all things new. He is about taking the brokenness brought on by sin and offering a new reality. God’s plans for a believer’s eternity are staggering in immensity and joy. We will exist forever on a new earth—a reality more alive than our present existence....

A New Purpose

A New Purpose

Living without purpose is not really living at all. When you find new life in Christ, you can then find a new purpose—an investment of your life that makes sense and brings glory to God. If someone asked, “What is your purpose in life?” how would you respond? Those of...

Parenting

Parenting

We’ve all had parents. They’re responsible for at least some part of shaping how we got to where we are today. And our different kinds of experiences with parents have affected our thoughts on parenting. But what if we could broaden our idea of what it means to be a...

Family Life Weekend

Family Life Weekend

ASL InterpretationHow do we build for the future when the future seems so uncertain? This week, we'll turn to Acts 2 to see how the early church began as a model for how we can continue to build the future of the Church together. As we follow their lead, we not only...

Strong in Grace

Strong in Grace

Strength is found in the grace of God. The things we learn from God are worth passing along to others—those who are showing themselves faithful already. Living for God and investing in others is always related to faithful endurance. Life is difficult and so is life...

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

If our life with God is described as a race, it’s natural to assume we’ll one day cross the finish line. Life begins when you believe in Jesus as your Savior. Although heaven is then guaranteed, it really does matter how you live. Living for God means you’re pleasing...

Staying on Course

Staying on Course

Your life with God is the race of your life. But as you run, it’s easy to get off course. Be alert to the things that hinder your running. There’s no guarantee you’ll run well. So, fix your eyes on Jesus and run for His approval. Stay on course and live to please...

The Race of Your Life

The Race of Your Life

You may not consider yourself a runner but you’re in a race. The race of your life. What would it look like for you to win this race? Running the race begins with finding the starting line. Life starts with Jesus. Then, life is run with Jesus. What might you need to...

Game Ready

Game Ready

The results on the playing field are largely determined off of it. In sports, in work, on the battlefield, even in our relationships, much of our success in the moment of engagement is determined by the work we did or didn't do preparing ourselves for it. In short,...