His Broken Body

            I’m sure you’ve all seen those ads in newspapers and magazines advertising some product or procedure to make you look better in some way – to look younger or fitter or thinner.  And they typically have two pictures to show you what people look like “before” and what they look like “after” using their…

Cover Your Head (Honor Your Head)

            This morning, we continue in our study of I Corinthians, and it’s a relief to be out of those difficult sections, where Paul was talking about things like church discipline and sex and lawsuits and divorce and remarriage and meat offered to idols, and now we can finally get into something much less controversial…

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes

            A little over a month ago, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, gave a speech before our Congress in which he asked the United States to do more to help Ukraine fight the Russian invasion.  During that speech, President Zelensky said:             “Just like anyone else in the United States, I remember your national memorial [at]…

What Are You Willing to Give Up?

            This is the time of year when some Christians are practicing Lent, which is when they decide to give up something – usually some sort of food — for 40 days.  There are many things that I would be glad to give up for Lent – spinach, squash, Brussel sprouts.  Unfortunately, though, Lent is…

Love Over Liberty

We continue this morning with our study of I Corinthians as we move now into chapter 8. This chapter deals with a question that is very relevant to our Christian lives today, and that is, “How much should I let other people’s views control my actions?”  Or, to put it another way, “How much do…

Undivided Attention

We continue in our study of I Corinthians and, this morning, we’re going to finish out chapter 7.  Last week, we saw that Paul had something to say to those who are single, those who are married to Christians and those who are married to non-Christians, which I think pretty much covers all of us. …

Marriage Advice in a Nutshell

This morning, we pick back up in our study of I Corinthians, and we’re in the middle of chapter 7 where Paul is discussing some matters related to singleness, marriage, divorce and remarriage.             If you were here a couple of weeks ago, you may recall that I shared some advice with you from a…