Letter of the Law

I spent a lot of my life as a doer. Even as a young child, I was a stickler for rules and had to share the rules with others who I noticed were not complying. To me, there was a right way and a wrong way. There were boundaries, rules set in place for a … Continue reading Letter of the Law

United Rebuke

In 2 Corinthians 2:6-7, we read: “I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness” (TPT).  The first thing we read in this passage is that we unite together as a body in the rebuke. … Continue reading United Rebuke

Everything We Build Up

In 1 Corinthians 14:26, we read: “Beloved friends, what does all this imply? When you conduct your meetings, you should always let everything be done to build up the church family. Whether you share a song of praise, a teaching, a divine revelation, or a tongue and interpretation, let each one contribute what strengthens others” … Continue reading Everything We Build Up

Privileged to Drink

The Message translates today’s verse this way: “You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of His … Continue reading Privileged to Drink

Designed This Way

In today’s passage, Paul is discussing how man is not independent from woman and a woman is not independent from a man. This piggybacks well from yesterday’s focus on being interconnected. As the passage continues, Paul says that “God, as the source of all things, designed it this way.” The NLT says, “Everything comes from … Continue reading Designed This Way