Tag - 1 Corinthians

Foolishness And Weakness

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. O-bservation: St Paul quickly put the disparity between what we as humans think is wisdom and strength. He compares the wisdom of man with the foolishness of God. He said our wisdom in God's mind is sheer foolishness. Then he said what we call strength is complete weakness in God's understanding. Yet, for the most part, we continue to depend upon our own strength and wisdom. A-pplication: Why is the world experiencing such...

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Strive To Be A Blessing

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 16:18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition. O-bservation: As St. Paul was closing his first letter to the young church at Corinth, he referenced three unknown men in the previous verse. He told the young church that these men had filled in the gaps of what Paul was lacking to move forward. After he said it, he said, “Because of what they did, they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.” A-pplication: I’m pretty sure the three men Paul was speaking of had no intention...

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Don’t Even Think About It!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. O-bservation: In Paul’s day, there were those who believed there was no resurrection from the dead. But Paul argued, “If there is no resurrection from the dead, not even Christ is risen. If Christ hasn’t risen from the dead, our preaching is of no value, and neither is your faith!” A-pplication: St. Paul made such a fantastic argument for the resurrection from the dead in this chapter that he could have said at the end, “If you’re...

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If You’re A Christian, This Is Who You Are

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. O-bservation: The Apostle Paul went to great lengths to let the people who had accepted Christ in the Early Church understand that they were known as the body of Christ. He told them that each of them was part of it. That message now includes you and me. We are the Church. So, “If You’re A Christian, This Is Who You Are.” A-pplication: Why do I make this point? I make it because it’s true. Since...

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Whatever It Takes, Live Right

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 9:27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. O-bservation: St. Paul talked about setting out with a goal to win the prize as an athlete would. He then said the only way to do that was to take control of the flesh and bring it under the control of his will and not the will of the flesh. That way, Paul said, “After I have preached the gospel to...

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