Many things in this world have the potential to become idols in the heart. But ultimately, it all leads back to one particular idol, the idol of self.
If you learn you are going the wrong way, it is in your best interest to turn around. In Acts 19, Paul encountered some men who learned that their baptism was no sufficient, so they corrected course, and were baptized in the name of Jesus. In spiritual matters, we must always make sure we are on the right road.
In tonight’s lesson, we take a step back and let God’s remind us who our Savior is and what he has done for us.
In times of crisis, and at all times, there are some important things that Christians need to keep in mind. While there are several items that could make that list, here are four to think about this morning.
Though final chapters of Paul’s letters often contain several names and greetings, they are not entirely without lessons that we can learn to help us in our walk with Christ. In the closing words of 1 Corinthians, we see a lesson about pursuing opportunities, preserving unity, and persevering in the faith.
God created human beings special. We are created in His image and God has desired to have communion with us since creation. When we gave up that communion, God put into motion his plan to redeem us, ultimately finding its fulfillment in Christ Jesus.
Before closing the letter, Paul writes a little bit about a collection that was to be taken up by the Corinthians. Why was it needed? How was it to be done? What does it mean for the church today? In tonight’s lesson, we answer these three questions as we consider the collection.