Category Archives: 1 Corinthians 13

Love Never Fails

1 Corinthians 13 is a text that I’ve read at nearly every wedding over which I’ve presided. That’s great; these are certainly fitting words for such an occasion. But there’s a flip side to such familiarity. If we come to … Continue reading

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Love First: Action

This year, our church theme is “Love First.” Not only is this statement a strong word in favor of obedience and missional living, it is also a word of action. This calls to mind Mother Teresa’s famous quote: “Faith in … Continue reading

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The Culture Wars and Engaged Alienation

(Note: this is part of a series of posts based on some of the things I’m currently reading and reflecting on. Click here for part one.) For most of our nation’s history, a Judeo-Christian worldview could simply be assumed. You … Continue reading

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It Must Be Love

I am blessed to serve as a part of the ministry staff for a great church. The shepherds of our church have spent the past several months in deep prayer and reflection. They have been earnestly seeking God’s will for … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13: The Greatest of These

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Over the years, I’ve developed my own working theology of Paul’s discourse on love found in 1 Cor. 13. I’ve used this material in sermons, in premarital counseling, and in conversation with good…

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1 Timothy 1

Reading for Friday, Aug 17: 1 Timothy 1 I’ve never noticed until today the way Paul begins his letter to Timothy: “Paul an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior,” (v1). This tells us a lot about … Continue reading

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Live Like Jesus, Love Like Jesus

Last Sunday night, one of our elders, Denton Kimbrough, led a prayer in our worship assembly and he used a phrase that immediately struck me. He prayed: Lord, help us to live like Jesus…and help us to love like Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Greatest of These

Over the years, I’ve developed my own working theology of Paul’s discourse on love found in 1 Cor. 13. I’ve used this material in sermons, in premarital counseling, and in conversation with good friends. In particular, I’ve always been struck … Continue reading

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It Keeps No Record of Wrongs

There’s this guy that owes me thirty bucks. I “loaned” him some money a few years ago on the promise that he’d pay me back the next week. That never happened and now, years later, I’ve pretty much resigned myself … Continue reading

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My Scriptures

Probably the greatest impact this resolution has had on me after the first month is the way Scripture has been my fuel. Obviously, the impetus for this little project came from 2 Corinthians 5. But as the reality of Christ’s … Continue reading

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