Sex, Marriage, and Singleness: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 7

  Devotional/Reflection: In a culture dominated by sexuality, torn apart by divorce, and confused in so many other ways, biblical teaching on sex, marriage, and singleness is as important now as ever. But within the church, these are topics that are all too often avoided. Why? Is it because we are afraid to promote a biblical worldview … Continue reading Sex, Marriage, and Singleness: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 7

You are Not Your Own, Christian: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 6.1-20

Devotional/Reflection: It is a common thing in our culture to claim that we define the boundaries of our own life. It is also common to find our identity in something artificial, like our job, our status, or our sexuality. But Paul, along with the rest of Scripture, makes clear that we are not our own. Not … Continue reading You are Not Your Own, Christian: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 6.1-20

Purge the Evil from Your Midst: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 5.1-13

  Devotional/Reflection: Discipline is quite unpopular in our culture. Many view any form of discipline, even disciplining our children, as unloving. Many misunderstand discipline as punitive, cold-hearted, and judgmental. For these reasons and surely many others, the church, too, has failed to enact discipline with a redemptive and instructive purpose. In 1 Corinthians 5 Paul addresses … Continue reading Purge the Evil from Your Midst: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 5.1-13

Imitation and Power: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 4.14-21

Devotional/Reflection: Growing up we often have heroes. Maybe yours, like mine, were sports figures. I remember during my 4th through 8th grade years living in the north suburbs of Chicago while Michael Jordan and the Bulls dominated the competition. Around the same time, Gatorade created a commercial campaign that reminded us that we all wanted to … Continue reading Imitation and Power: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 4.14-21

The Identity of the Judge: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 4.1-13

  Devotional/Reflection: Have you ever asked someone else to give a truly honest opinion about what they think of you? Have you ever had someone give an anonymous survey about what they think of you? I remember reading some of my first teacher evaluations and seeing the ratings and comments from students. Let’s just say that … Continue reading The Identity of the Judge: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 4.1-13