Fleshly People and the Foolishness of Factions in the Church: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 3.1-23

  Devotional/Reflection: I recently saw a picture of a fight between two professional baseball players, Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon. Unlike many baseball fights, this was not between members of opposing teams; rather, these two were on the same team. One guy was pitching poorly but trying hard (or so it seemed); the other guy was playing amazingly … Continue reading Fleshly People and the Foolishness of Factions in the Church: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 3.1-23

Unity: A War for the Ages: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 2.6-16

Devotional/Reflection: The problem of division in the Corinthian church is not only an issue of pride, as chapter one suggested, but it is also an issue of identity. Too often Christians struggle with finding our identity in things on the periphery. Maybe you have witnessed, as I have, divisions among Christian brothers and sisters over secondary … Continue reading Unity: A War for the Ages: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 2.6-16

Pride and the Foolishness of Man: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 1.25-2.5

    Devotional/Reflection: G. K. Chesterton once wrote: “If I had only one sermon to preach, it would be a sermon against Pride. The more I see of existence, and especially of modern practical and experimental existence, the more I am convinced of the reality of the old religious thesis; that all evil began with some … Continue reading Pride and the Foolishness of Man: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 1.25-2.5

Salvation and the Foolishness of God: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 1.18-25

Devotional/Reflection: Having implored the Corinthian church to agree with one another in verses 10-17, Paul now clarifies that which is central to their unity–the cross of Christ. He warns them against the wisdom of the world, a wisdom which leads only to death. We are constantly bombarded in our culture with worldly wisdom. We are told … Continue reading Salvation and the Foolishness of God: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 1.18-25

Visible Community United in Christ: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 1.1-17

Devotional/Reflection: I am a huge baseball fan. I remember a time in high school when I could name the starting lineup (and many of the backups) for every team in major league baseball. If you had a question about statistics or rules, I could answer it. And if you talked to me for more than ten … Continue reading Visible Community United in Christ: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 1.1-17