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1 Corinthians

This is a collection of devotional posts from the book of 1 Corinthians. They are sorted according to when they were written, with the most recent first. To see them in their biblical order, select them from the menu.

A divided church

A Church Divided Over Its Leaders – 1 Corinthians 1:10-12

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It is sad and unfortunate when the church is divided. Especially when the division is over allegiance to individuals rather than to Jesus.

the message and power of the cross

The Power of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1:18

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It is through the message of the cross that the power of God works in the lives of believers. The cross truly is good news for us.

the message and power of the cross

The Message of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1:21

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In God's wisdom, he chose the message of the cross. An offense to the world, but life to those who believe.

Christ Crucified the Power and Wisdom of God

Christ Crucified: the Power and Wisdom of God – 1 Cor. 1:22-24

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Some demand miracles. Others want logical proof. But the crucified Christ demonstrates the power and wisdom of God.

Thankful for what God has done

What God Has Done for Us? – 1 Corinthians 1:30

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We should be careful about feeling proud as believers. Who I am as a believer is really all about what God has done in my life.

destined for our glory

The Wisdom of God: Destined for Our Glory – 1 Corinthians 2:7

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The wisdom of God is revealed in the crucifixion of Jesus. His death led to our salvation and a coming glory for his people.

The role of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, our Translator – 1 Corinthians 2:11-12

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God has graciously provided us with the Holy Spirit to help us to understand what he has given us as well as how to live for him.

understanding spiritual truths

Understanding Spiritual Truths – 1 Corinthians 2:14

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The things of the spiritual world are foreign to me as a human. But God's Spirit, living with me, helps me to understand spiritual truths.

Co-workers in God's Service

Co-workers in God’s Service – 1 Corinthians 3:9-10

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Regardless of where you live or the tradition you come from, as believers in the Lord Jesus, we are all co-workers in God's service.

Foundation of Christ

Building on the Foundation of Christ – 1 Corinthians 3:11-13

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As a believer, build your life on the foundation of Christ with materials that will last. How you build today will impact your eternity.

we are God's temple

Together, We Are God’s Temple – 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

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All true believers join together in producing God's temple. We should be careful that we do nothing to cause division in the body of Christ.

being a trusted steward

Being a Trusted Steward – 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

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Jesus is my Lord, who has entrusted me with a task. And it is expected that I will prove to be a trusted steward.

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