Marriage – By Divine Design

Our little church will celebrate two weddings in the coming months, and they give us much to think about. Unfortunately, our generation has many foggy ideas of what a marriage involves, and we have found that the answers our society has are unworkable.  Consider this traditional marriage ceremony: “Marriage was instituted by God Himself in […]

Unity – Discerning the Body of Christ – 3

1st Corinthians 13 When I was about 14, I knew everything. My pastor’s wife was helping with a youth function and asked us which chapter in the Bible was the chapter of love. I answered, with great conviction, John 3! I was, alas, wrong, though she was complimentary of my guess. That honor goes to […]

Unity – Discerning The Body of Christ – 2

1st Corinthians 12:12 – 31 I made a number of assertions in my last post. The test of assertions is to see if the text actually supports them. If it does support them, then we should probably consider carefully the conclusions that came from the assertions. If the text does not support the assertions, we […]

Unity – Discerning The Body of Christ

1st Corinthians 11:27 – 12:3   As I was preparing this post, I kept bumping into thoughts that seem to have their genesis earlier in the Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. The first Greek phrase in verse 1 of chapter 12 is “Περὶ δὲ τῶν πνευματικῶν” which means roughly “About now this spiritual.” The challenge […]