April 2 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (ESV) Christ the Wisdom and Power of God 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the … More April 2 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Today, April 1, we start our reading of 1 Corinthians. In Chapter 1, verse 17, Paul says, “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.” John Piper’s sermon titled, “Christ Did Not Send … More What did Paul mean by denying he was sent to baptize?
April 1 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 (ESV) Greeting 1:1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the … More April 1 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
On 1 Corinthians 15, from a 1999 message “Living and Loving” by Doug Groins of Penisula Bible Church: The theme of love in the body of Christ is like an arrow that shoots all the way through our passage. [1 Corinthians 15] It starts in verse 14: “Let all that you do be done in love.” … More A loving letter
John Piper comments on 1 Corinthians 15:29-58, our “Read-through-the Bible” passage for today: Verse 50: “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” What does that mean? Is it a wholesale denial of the bodily resurrection? No. “Flesh and blood” simply means “human nature as we know it”—mortal, … More Raised and changed!
John Piper, on 1 Corinthians 15 in a sermon titled, “Six Gifts of the Resurrection” “If Christ Has Not Been Raised . . . “ Paul says there are six things that would be in shambles if Christ did not rise from the dead. Then verse 20 reverses the whole paragraph: “But in fact Christ … More What if Christ is not really risen?
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if … More How to Edify the Church by Not Saying a Word