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04
Dec

2Corinthians 1-4

Daily Reading 2Corinthians 1-4 Daily Thought Light remedies darkness, and in the beginning “God said, “Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). But there are other kinds of darkness, and darkness persisted in the heart of humanity, for “people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil” (John […]

03
Dec

1Corinthians 15-16

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 15-16 Daily Thought “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day” (1Corinthians 15:3-4). Without the resurrection, says Paul, “Let us eat and drink, for […]

02
Dec

1Corinthians 12-14

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 12-14 Daily Thought Paul’s first concern for the church in Corinth was unity, and he began his letter with an appeal “that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment” (1Corinthians 1:10). And the same […]

01
Dec

1Corinthians 9-11

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 9-11 Daily Thought “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things are helpful,” explains Paul. “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things build up” (1Corinthians 10:23). Julie was the small group leader for the freshman girls at the church youth group. Sherry was the freshman girl who was trying to figure […]

30
Nov

1Corinthians 5-8

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 5-8 Daily Thought “You know that, as a Christian, you are freed from all these food restrictions, and that you can eat bacon or ham or whatever you like?” Once a Muslim, now a Christian, he was attending the men’s breakfast, and we were inviting him to enjoy the bacon. He understood, […]

29
Nov

1Corinthians 1-4

Daily Reading 1Corinthians 1-4 Daily Thought Paul insists that he and Apollos are but gardeners, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1Corinthians 3:6); nevertheless, people tend to neglect the one preached, showing favor to a preacher, “One says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos’” (1Corinthians 3:4). That is our way, […]

28
Nov

Romans 14-16

Daily Reading Romans 14-16 Daily Thought Paul offers two principles, freedom and faith, at the same time conflicting and complementary. “One person believes he may eat anything”–freedom; “but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean”–faith, or lack thereof (Romans 14:2, 14). Freedom, “I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing […]

27
Nov

Romans 11-13

Daily Reading Romans 11-13 Daily Thought Paul is “not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16), and in this letter to the Romans, he has taken us, his readers, from the pit of sin to the pinnacle of grace, “Oh, the depth of […]

26
Nov

Romans 8-10

Daily Reading Romans 8-10 Daily Thought Paul presents to the world a straight forward declaration of salvation, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the […]

25
Nov

Romans 4-7

Daily Reading Romans 4-7 Daily Thought You could attempt to not sin.  Benjamin Franklin tried, and recorded the effort in his autobiography, “It was about this time I conceiv’d the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see […]

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