Blog Posts from June 2017

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1 Corinthians 14:26–40. Worshipping together in love

by slpcenglish

25 June – 1 July 2017. 1 Corinthians 14:26–40 (click to read). One of the most dangerous and serious sins is pride. We know that Jesus teaches us to be humble, but the pride that hides deep down in our human nature always pushes back against Jesus’s command. We like to be the best, to […]

1 Corinthians 10:16–33. Living a life of love

by slpcenglish

18–24 June 2017. 1 Corinthians 10:16–33 (click to read). Sometimes we may think that the Jews really have things easy. They have 613 laws that clearly tell them how to live: 248 laws telling what they should do, and 365 laws telling them what not to do. But life for us Christians is different. Because […]

1 Corinthians 5. Are we shaming Christ and the church?

by slpcenglish

11–17 June 2017. 1 Corinthians 5 (click to read). 1 Corinthians 5 is a difficult text where we see Paul’s old pharisee background coming through in his thinking, and where many of his arguments seem to go against the things Jesus taught us. Maybe that’s not a surprise given how frustrated and angry Paul is […]

Joshua 23. Is success always good?

by slpcenglish

4–10 June 2017. Joshua 23 (click to read). One day a drug dealer held a party for his closest friends. While they ate and drank and celebrated together in his beautiful home, the drug dealer stood up to give a speech. Looking around at his large home, his expensive cars, and all the riches surrounding […]