The Ox

August 6, 2017
Paul just told the strong in Corinth to use their liberty to love the weak, to use their rights not for selfish ends but to serve God. He is under…

Liberty & Love

July 30, 2017
The Christian faith affords an enormous amount of freedom. In Corinth, idols were everywhere and food sacrifices were to them in the public square. Believers had to make decisions about…

Singleness

July 16, 2017
In 2014 for the first time in our nation’s history the number of single adults was greater than the number of married. Paul teaches many things that go against the…

Calling

July 9, 2017
Right in the middle of instruction about marriage and singleness, Paul changes subjects to the make the same point: live faithfully where God has put you. Eight times in this…

Divorce & Remarriage

July 2, 2017
Right after teaches about intimacy in marriage and the option of remaining single, Paul goes into divorce and remarriage. Although divorce has become more common since no-fault divorce was established…

The Marriage Bed

June 25, 2017
Paul’s letter moves from his concerns to answering theirs. There’s nothing new under the sun, and the two things that married couples still fight over are sex and money. This…

The Gospel & Sexuality

June 18, 2017
The sexual revolution of our day has nothing on Corinth. Prostitution and pederasty were accepted behavior, and so Paul has to disciple the Corinthians. He doesn’t send a never-ending scroll…

A Deeper Right

June 11, 2017
If Christians are going to know, live, and do business together, conflict will happen. When it does, we need to handle it faithfully, remembering who we are and whom we…

Church Discipline

June 4, 2017
Corinth was an ancient city famous for sexual immorality and debauchery, and Christians there were called to be in the city, but not of it. They were to love non-Christians…

Spiritual Fatherhood

May 28, 2017
Father-hunger is one of the deepest pains in our world. We rejected God the Father, and so Jesus Christ had to come and die as a faithful Son in our…

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