Through the Bible, October 28

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflections: Once again we have no scheduled reading for today, allowing the opportunity to catch up if you have fallen behind on your reading. Otherwise, below are some thoughts for your consideration for today from this week’s readings. Certainly one of the great values …

Through the Bible, October 27

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13 Summary: The great love chapter of the Bible is this one. What many people don’t realize is that this discussion of love is actually only a part of a larger discussion focusing on miraculous spiritual gifts. The point here made is that love is “as still …

Through the Bible, October 26

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12 Summary: Paul’s handling of the question of spiritual gifts is quite lengthy, actually encompassing chapters 12-14. How interesting that some of the very mistakes and misperceptions regarding spiritual gifts in Corinth continue to this day. Among those claiming to practice these gifts today, there appears to …

Through the Bible, October 25

Reading: 1 Corinthians 11 Summary: Two topics are addressed in chapter 11: head coverings and the Lord’s Supper.  The question of head covering has been troublesome to many Christians even up to today. Should a woman’s head be covered in the assembly? Is that a literal covering? Does her long …

Through the Bible, October 24

Reading: 1 Corinthians 10 Summary: The experience of the Israelites in the wilderness should serve as an example to Christians.  Their own weaknesses and failings remain as pitfalls for anyone wishing to serve God. To that end, God makes a magnificent promise that a Christian will not be tempted to …

Through the Bible, October 23

Reading: 1 Corinthians 8-9 Summary: One of the concerns of Christians in Corinth was that of meats for sale in the marketplace that had been a part of the worship of pagan deities. Would eating that meat somehow constitute participation in the worship of that false god? Paul used this …