Posts with the tag “1-corinthians”

1 Corinthians 16
by Audrey Rogers on July 28th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 16--Verse 13-14Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.At the close of his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul leaves his final instructions. He calls them to be alert, grounded, mature, unwavering—and ultimately do everything in love.These are some great things to apply to our own walk as Christians. ...  Read More
1 Corinthians 15
by Audrey Rogers on July 27th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 15—Verses 16-19For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.Ain’t that the truth? If Christ didn’t rise from...  Read More
1 Corinthians 14
by Audrey Rogers on July 26th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 14-- Verse 12So also you—since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in building up the church.The entirety of this chapter is summed up in this verse. Paul wants the Corinthian church to utilize the gifts of the Spirit—especially tongues and prophecy. BUT, they must be used to build up and edify the church, not an individual believer’s status. Seek...  Read More
1 Corinthians 13
by Audrey Rogers on July 25th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 13--Verse 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.What is your spiritual goal in life? I don’t mean the goal to reach heaven. What is it that you desire that can be useful in bringing God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven?Some wis...  Read More
1 Corinthians 12
by Audrey Rogers on July 22nd, 2022
Devotional from 1 Corinthians 12 --To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.1 Corinthians 12:7Consider the Mona Lisa: da Vinci spent hours capturing the spirit and personality of his subject and "manifesting" it in his painting. Mostly it was for her own benefit - she was a wealthy woman who wanted a self portrait. But it was such a unique piece of art that through the ...  Read More
1 Corinthians 11
by Audrey Rogers on July 21st, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 11--Verse 18For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you.Paul is admonishing the church in Corinth because they were not only divided—but they were dishonoring the Lord’s Supper by not considering those at the end of the line. They were eating their fill and getting drunk! The poor especially were going h...  Read More
1 Corinthians 10
by Audrey Rogers on July 20th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 10—Verse 23“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.What are we to do with our time now that we are saved? We don’t need to be legalistic and always be doing something but we ought to put some thought into our actions and have some serious dedication to seeing God’s Kingdom here on earth. God c...  Read More
1 Corinthians 9
by Audrey Rogers on July 19th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 9--Verse 26So I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air.Paul’s metaphor in this chapter discusses the importance of being sharp and ready to share the gospel. He compares it to running a race to receive a prize. There is an end goal—it’s not some aimless life.The Church has an end goal—to make heaven crowded— so as part of the Chur...  Read More
1 Corinthians 8
by Audrey Rogers on July 18th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 8--Verse 1Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.We all have our ideas about what is right and what is wrong. Some of these ideas come from conscience, some from what we were taught, some from our personal interpretation of the Scriptures. But just as important as it is to b...  Read More
1 Corinthians 7
by Audrey Rogers on July 15th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 7--Verse 17Let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. I love the part at the end of John’s Gospel where Peter gets his commission from the Lord on what he is to do in life and how he is to honor the Lord in death. But then Peter points to John and inquires, “What about him?” And to that the Lord retorts, “Do...  Read More
1 Corinthians 6
by Audrey Rogers on July 14th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 6--Verse 6 ...but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?Unity is so important to the Church, and so is accountability. Paul would rather we settled trivial matters not in the court, but in house. He talks about how the Corinthians were so quick to defraud or wrong their own brothers and sisters—instead of being humble with one another....  Read More
1 Corinthians 5
by Audrey Rogers on July 13th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 5--Verses 12-13 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”When it comes to people who don’t know Christ, they have no standards, and they are bound by their sin, so when they are out of line we are to love them back in. We are also to be ...  Read More
1 Corinthians 4
by Audrey Rogers on July 12th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 4--Verse 5 (NIV)Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.The presence of God will be filled with those we won’t expect. And we must come to it with the attitude that WE are one of th...  Read More
1 Corinthians 3
by Audrey Rogers on July 11th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 3--Verses 1-2But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready...Puppies are so cute! We sometimes wish they could stay the same (without the chewing and “accidents”) and never grow up. But we can’t st...  Read More
1 Corinthians 2
by Audrey Rogers on July 8th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 2--Verse 12Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.Eva Paole was a housemaid working in Argentina when she discovered that her birth father was a well-off landowner that had died years before. By law she was entitled to his estate and took her claim to court. Aft...  Read More
1 Corinthians 1
by Audrey Rogers on July 7th, 2022
Daily Devotional from 1 Corinthians 1--Verse 10I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.Does this verse mean that everyone in the Church must think the same about everything? Absolutely not! But, we see in the church of Corinth that people were quar...  Read More