Contributed on Nov 5, 2001
Paul’s appeal to Christians to be united in the body of Christ is still valid.
November 4, 2001 10Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11For it hath been declared unto me of you, my ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2001
The "inside secret" about our witness and His wisdom.
November 11, 2001 Paul talked about inside secrets; he called it the wisdom of God in a mystery. There are all kinds of mysteries. In the western world, when you say mystery you¡¦re talking about a who-done-it, or a puzzle to solve. Solved puzzles can have surprise endings, or open up ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2001
Building or planting, you can be a snob or a servant. See the cure for snobs, and the cudos for servants.
November 18, 2001 1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2001
Stewardship is what you do with all of your life. Paul made a strong point about judging that touches both the lost and the complacent church goer.
November 25, 2001 1So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s secrets. 2Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. 3What about me? Have I been faithful? Well, it matters very little what you or anyone else thinks. I ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2001
How do you handle sin in the church?
December 2, 2001 1I can hardly believe the report about the sexual immorality going on among you, something so evil that even the pagans don¡¦t do it. I am told that you have a man in your church who is living in sin with his father¡¦s wife. 2And you are so proud of yourselves! Why aren¡¦t you ...read more
Contributed on Dec 20, 2001
There are so many choices in life. How can I know the choices I make will honor God? And why should I do that anyway?
December 9, 2001 1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3Know ye not that we shall ...read more