Letters to the Corinthians: Ressurection Power

Having reminded the Corinthians that the gospel is “Christ and him crucified”, he now moves onto the promise of Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 … But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Remember the Gospel

Many times prayers will be centered around standing on the promises of Scripture – agreeing with Bible verses that talk about healing, earnestly praying by enlisting others to pray for the same thing, praying at all hours of the day, everywhere you go – believing it fully so that what you bind on earth is […]

Letters to the Corinthians: How to Have a Worship Service

In this section of Scripture, we have one of the more restrictive verses regarding women and what they can do during worship. It also poses something of a dilemma – you see, the phrase ‘brothers and sisters’ used at both the beginning and the end of this passage really does refer to both men and […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Speaking in Tongues is Awesome …

Everyone knows that speaking in tongues is awesome. I had a friend who went to a tongue-speaking church with her other friend as her other friend’s guest. During the tongue-speaking part of the service, one of the other believers came up to her and pushed her on the forehead. She didn’t know that she was […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Spritual Things

Paul moves onto one of the other topics that the Corinthians had written to him about – spiritual things that they’ve seen some manifestation of but have no firm grasp on what they mean. Paul answers them in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and he continues from there … Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Table Manners

It shouldn’t be all that surprising that one area of conflict happens to be food-centric get-togethers. It’s something that churches pride themselves on even today. For my grandparents’ church, the women were always swapping recipes and writing them down in cook-books which they would sell as a fundraiser and also a good guide to ensure […]

Letters to the Corinthians: Making Very Little Headway

Few passages are more confounding than 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Growing up, it was always the section that we skipped because the pastor couldn’t make heads nor tails of it. No one who actually read it could wrap their heads around it. Even looking it makes me feel like I’m in over my head. A few […]