Blog Posts tagged with ‘1 Corinthians’

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Proverbs 4. Are we really listening?

by slpcenglish

4–10 March 2018. Proverbs 4 (click to read). It’s so frustrating when people don’t listen to us. Husbands complain that their wives don’t listen, wives complain their husbands don’t listen; parents complain their children don’t listen, and children complain that no one listens to them at all! How many times have we shouted out in […]

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 […]

Luke 17:20–37. Focusing on today

by slpcenglish

5–11 February 2017. Luke 17:20–37 (click to read). It’s hard to walk into a Christian bookstore these days and not find several books on the shelves about the so-called “end times”. The authors advertise how they are the only one who can really read the signs and predict the coming end of the world. They […]

2 Peter 2. Where is the Truth?

by slpcenglish

23–29 November 2014. 2 Peter 2 (click to read). This week’s reading comes from 2 Peter 2, but we especially want to look at verse 1: “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who […]