1 Corinthians: Grace in Conflict

  Have you ever experienced conflict with another believer? Of course you have! We all have! But have you ever viewed that conflict not as a nuisance or inconvenience, but as a means of God’s grace that may potentially be pointing us to the gospel? In 1 Corinthians 6, there’s...

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I Corinthians: Holiness Matters

  When you think of the word holiness, what comes to your mind? Maybe, you think of behavior or conduct. Maybe you think of something that sounds good, but is impossible for you. Maybe, you think of something that is stuffy or boring. There’s no shortage of ways that we...

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1 Corinthians: Humble Imitation

  As we continue to move through our Messy Church series in 1 Corinthians, we come to a text that challenges us to consider if we are humbling imitating our Savior. As Paul writes, he is helping the Corinthians to see that: As servants of Jesus we are called to...

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I Corinthians: God’s Wisdom

From The Desk of Chris Risk: God’s wisdom does not work the same way the world’s wisdom does.  The wisdom of God looks foolish to the world.  The things that are strong to the world are weak to God.  The wisdom of the world will be proven foolish by God. ...

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I Corinthians: What Do We Have To Boast About?

From the Desk of Eric Anderson 1 Corinthians 1:10-31            If you have ever participated in team or individual competition, you are probably familiar with verbal taunting, also known as trash-talking. Somehow it’s intended to gain an advantage in the argument or competition. Members of the church in Corinth were doing...

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Haggai: From Captivity to Christ

I hope as you are reading this, you find yourself still basking in the afterglow of Christmas. For some, that may entail still enjoying the leftovers from yesterday’s feast. Hopefully for many, that means still enjoying the presence and company of friends and family. I’m sure for some it will...

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