FREEDOM

July 25 – Today’s Readings – 1Corinthians 8-10 and Psalms 25

The “spiritual freedom” that some of the Corinthian Christians were so proud of seemed to also have a dark side to it.They were boasting about the man who was sleeping with his father’s wife! – Why? – “Because we are all under grace. – All things are permissible for us.” Continue Reading

Interesting Pastoral Leadership

July 24 – Today’s Readings – 1Corinthians 5-7 and Psalms 24
Talk about meddling! This book is certainly an indicator of how direct Paul was in his teaching and direction to the churches he had planted.He exposed specific sins publicly, corrected the Christians on issues from their private lives (lawsuits), told them to clean up their [...]

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Issues Of The Heart

July 23 – Today’s Readings – 1Corinthians 3-4 and Psalms 23
Look out! The Corinthian Church is getting a disciplinary lecture from Paul!Why? – Because of immaturity – they should know better by now, and they’re not doing it right. How can Paul tell they are immature? Simple – “You are still worldly. For since there [...]

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A Blue-Collar Church

July 22 – Today’s Readings – 1Corinthians 1-2 and Psalms 22
If you get a chance, re-read Psalm 22 and highlight all the references to Jesus’ suffering on the cross – His prayer for himself and for the people – and His heart for God’s purposes. It’s truly amazing to realize that, so many years before [...]

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A Lump Of Clay

July 21 – Today’s Readings – Isaiah 64-66 and Psalms 21
Isaiah 64:8 reads, “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

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