Devotionals

A daily word of encouragement, exhortation and edification, drawn from the Scriptures.

Disturbing Subjects And The Peace Of Jesus Christ

Our study of Revelation 20 this morning reminds us that there are many subjects in Scripture that are not easy to talk about or popular to teach on. Nevertheless, we need to remember that nothing that we find in Scripture is insignificant or unnecessary (2 Timothy...

Bought with a Price

Paul reminds the liberal minded souls in Corinth of one of the most foundational truths of the Christian life. "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." In the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, He...

The Holy Spirit Of Promise

We have seen the roles of God The Father and God The Son in the plan of redemption. Today, we turn our attention to the Person and work of The Holy Spirit and His work in our salvation (Ephesians 1:13-14). We know that it is The Holy Spirit Who convicts us of sin,...

Paul’s Pastoral Plea

2 Corinthians 12:12-14  Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this...

Living for the Glory of God

Our study today presents us with the most important aspect of the Christian life. Namely, living for the glory of God. Unfortunately, to speak of the glory of God has become a phrase that is used so much that it has become trite and void of any depth of meaning. O...

Taking A Stand For Jesus

Stephen, the first Christian martyr, died because he took a stand for Jesus. His death wasn’t in vain. I believe that his demeanor at the time of his departure planted an indelible impression upon the mind and the heart of Saul of Tarsus, who would become the apostle...

Paul’s Defense and God’s Promises

In 2 Corinthians 1 we read the beginning of Paul's defense against those who questioned his character and ministry. Due to changes in his travel plans, there were individuals (whom Paul later called, “false brethren” – 2 Corinthians 11:26) who began to poison the...

1 Corinthians 15.50-58

15.50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. The phrase flesh and blood in this context refers to our bodies as currently designed for life on this planet. These bodies, which are...

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

In the opening four verses of this chapter, the Apostle Paul reminds us that the doctrine of Christ's resurrection from the dead is a vital part of the gospel. With that in mind, in verses 5-8 he then proceeds to offer proof that Jesus did indeed rise from the...

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

On the Day of Pentecost, (Acts 2:4, 6, 8) speaking in tongues (glossa) refers to individuals who spoke in dialects or languages other than their native tongue or language. That would be like me starting to speak in French or Arabic right now. The people who heard them...

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

There are many gifts; people have different gifts; some people have more than one gift, and one gift is not superior to another. The Holy Spirit distributes all spiritual gifts, and their purpose is to build up the body of Christ’s for the glory of God. These gifts are for Body Building and God’s glory.

1 Corinthians 11:23-34

11.23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 11.24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do...

1 Corinthians 11:17-22

God has designed within all cultures the call for corporate gatherings of His people for worship, the hearing of God’s word, prayers and fellowship. It is my personal conviction that the body of Christ today is more divided and splintered than ever before. A church where social and class distinctions exist is no true church at all. A real church is a body of men and women united to each other because all are united to Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

It appears that the vast majority of the Corinthian church was a congregation of people that pushed the limits of grace and liberty to the edge. They were divided over “favorite” teachers. They were flaunting how tolerant they were of sexual sin. They were bringing...

1 Corinthians 8:7-13

As Christians, we are free in Christ to engage in social practices and customs that are not sinful or specifically forbidden by biblical commands. Yet, there are numerous areas of life that are not specifically forbidden in Scripture where the overruling principle of...

1 Corinthians 7:17-24

Remember Paul wrote this chapter when the church at Corinth was facing an unspecified time of moral and social upheaval and instability.Due to the ascetic false teachings regarding sexuality on one hand and the pressures of caving in to the flesh pleasing and fallen...

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

The prevailing attitude in the city of Corinth, notorious for its moral permissiveness and tolerance had infiltrated into church life and given rise to an ugly situation which necessitated Paul to reiterate the basic Christian moral prescription: “flee from sexual...

1 Corinthians 6:1-11

William Barclay tells us in his commentary “(The Greeks) were characteristically a litigious people. The law courts were one of their chief entertainments... In a Greek city, every man was more or less a lawyer, & spent a very great part of his time either...

1 Corinthians 4:14-21

In this section of Corinthians, Paul is actually writing to 2 groups of individuals. First of all, in verses 14-17, he is writing to the church in Corinth at large. This is the church that he planted by the grace of God on his second missionary journey. It was in...

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

4.1 Let a man so account of us (consider us), as of the ministers (servants) of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 4.2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 4.3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of...

1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Although the subject of motives in serving The Lord is very important and will be the subject matter at the Judgment Seat of Christ.The immediate context of our study this morning in verses 10-15 is directed to leaders, and their pure or impure motivation behind the...

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

2.6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: Perfect here does not mean sinless; it means to be an adult or mature. This wisdom is beyond human intelligence or ability...

1 Corinthians 1.10-17

The church at Corinth was dealing with sexual immorality, believers taking one another to court, marital problems and the subject of marriage, believers stumbling one another in regards to eating meat offered to idols, people questioning Paul apostolic authority,...

Intro to Corinthians

ACTS 18: 1-13  (Verses 1-3) Paul arrives in Corinth and meets Aquila and Priscilla. 18.1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; Corinth was a Roman colony and the most influential city of the province of Achaia. 18.2 And found a certain Jew...

The Gospel comes to Corinth

On Paul's second missionary journey, the Spirit of God leads him to plant a church in the middle of "sin city", Corinth. Morally speaking, you could get no lower than in Corinth. Spiritually speaking, you could get no more pagan and superstitious than Corinth....

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I am the Lead Pastor of Koinonia Fellowship, a husband, father and grandfather. I also serve on the worship team as one of the drummers.