Monthly Archives: September 2018

Your Unique Gifting

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day seven) The gifts and roles that God assigns to us are unique.  They are unique to our situation, they are unique to our church, they are unique to this present age, yet at the same … Continue reading

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Desire

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day six) But earnestly desire the higher gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:31 We rarely get to the details of the nature of the Spirit’s gifting, mostly because we find the Spirit a bit challenging to wrap our minds … Continue reading

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Manifestation

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day five)   “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.“  As believers, all of us/each of us house the remarkable presence and power of the Living God in us.  … Continue reading

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Why the Gifts?

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day four) God called Israel out of bondage to be with Him.  He called them to be set apart from the world, so others would know that He was God.  Obedience mattered to God. If Israel … Continue reading

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Gift

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day three) And now I will show you the most excellent way. He means love, of course.  Paul was ramping up to the resplendent summation of love’s life-bringing strength and power in what we now call … Continue reading

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Consider the Orchestra

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day two)  Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. vs. 27 As a conductor I have always loved reading this scripture and relating it to a musical ensemble; especially an orchestra. When you consider … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31 (day one)  “On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem weaker are NECESSARY. . .on these we bestow abundant honor.”– v 22-23. It was a familiar analogy in the … Continue reading

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Inconvenience

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-33 (day seven) Two quotes stuck out in my study this week: 1 Corinthians 8:6 is a stunning theological innovation…one of the greatest pioneering moments in the entire history of Christology. -N.T. Wright … Continue reading

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Good Questions

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-33 (day five) “Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.” 8: 13 At the heart of … Continue reading

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His Ways

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-33 (day four) “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  (Isaiah 55:8) Have you noticed that the principles we have in the Bible are … Continue reading

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