Tag - 1 Corinthians

When You Need A GIFT, The Spirit Will Give The GIFT

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 12:11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. O-bservation: St. Paul had just finished presenting the Holy Spirit's nine gifts to the young church at Corinth. He talked about the gifts of wisdom and knowledge and faith and healing and miraculous powers and prophecy and distinguishing between spirits and speaking in other tongues and the interpretation of tongues. He then said, “When You Need A GIFT, The Spirit Will Give The GIFT.” A-pplication: First of all, let me say...

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The Power Of The Cross

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. O-bservation: In the very first chapter of the first letter to the young church at Corinth, St. Paul states the main reason why Christ sent him. He hadn’t come to make a name for himself or have the biggest numbers in his ministry or even preach something attractive and popular. NO! Jesus sent him to preach the gospel of the good news of Jesus....

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The Sting Of Death

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 15:45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. O-bservation: Here St Paul wrestles with “The Sting Of Death” and wins. He said that because of the first man, Adam, a living being entered the world. However, because of that same first Adam, sin also entered the world. That living being actually perpetuated death because death is a result of sin. Yet when the second Adam (Jesus) came into the world, a life-giving spirit was now perpetuated. Why? Because Jesus conquered death. A-pplication: Yesterday...

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I Have A Bad Knee

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. O-bservation: In this passage of scripture, St. Paul discussed the parallels between the human body and the Body of Christ. He said that when one member of the body suffers, the whole body suffers with them, and when one member of the body is honored, we all rejoice with them. Which reminds me, “I Have A Bad Knee.” A-pplication: When I was a junior in high school, I injured my knee during football practice....

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Sometimes Jesus Comes Sooner Than Later

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. O-bservation: In this chapter, Paul told us of the true nature and authority of an Apostle. During his dialogue, he admonished those who would be quick to judge because none of us know the real thoughts and intents of a person’s heart. He said to wait until the coming of the...

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