1 Corinthians 12

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of one body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12) We often only see the external face of a product we use, but behind that face are many intricate...

1 Corinthians 11

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1) The Apostle Paul was certain that he was a committed follower of Jesus Christ. In fact, he was so confident that he told the Corinthians to imitate his relationship with Jesus Christ. How confident are we with our...

1 Corinthians 10

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13) When I...

1 Corinthians 9

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. (1 Corinthians 9:19) Paul states that he has the right to be supported financially by the church, but he forgoes this right because he does not want anything...

1 Corinthians 8

Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. (1 Corinthians 8:8-9) In Paul’s time, some new believers thought it...

1 Corinthians 7

Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. (1 Corinthians 7:17) In this chapter, Paul talks about how marriage is good but that those who are married are not...

1 Corinthians 6

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19) The picture of the temple brings to mind...

1 Corinthians 5

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. (1 Corinthians 5:11)  One of the most difficult things...

1 Corinthians 4

To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things. (1 Corinthians 4:11-13) It can be easy...

1 Corinthians 3

For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness, and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast in men. (I Corinthians 3:19-21a)  As I read through Scripture, I continue to be...