08/01/23 Daily Devotion – Paul’s final thoughts

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NIV84) Paul was about to close his first letter to the Corinthian church. He had masterfully addressed the Christian faith and life. With these two verses he left them with his final […]

7/30/23 Daily Devotion – Let’s not miss the key point!

“Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.”   — 1 Corinthians 15:11 (NIV84) Already in Paul’s time the church was caught up in discussions about doctrine and practices.  Many of the letters Paul wrote to the churches dealt with such topics. We Christians today can […]

7/29/23 Daily Devotion – One Way!

“By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.” — 1 Corinthians 15:2 (NIV84) We are now entering Paul’s powerful chapter on the certainty of the resurrection of the dead: both Jesus’ and ours. At this point in history it had only […]

7/28/23 Daily Devotion – Order and disorder!

“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” — 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NIV84) The other day I was reminded of a conversation I had with a friend awhile back. We discussed the topic of curiosity in connection to people’s ability to reason, think, and dream. And so I’ve been curious as to what drives […]