Apr 26, 2021
In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul develops a principle that he has set out in the previous chapters: dealing with interactions between brethren with wisdom and care. Just as he answers questions on human relationships with pastoral tenderness in chapter 7, here the apostle deals with a religious controversy with practical...
Apr 18, 2021
Light of the anxious heart,
Jesus, Thou dost appear
To bid the gloom of guilt depart and shed Thy sweetness here.
—Bernard of Clairvaux
Just as Paul warns his readers in 1 Corinthians 7 to be “free from anxieties,” the hymns we sing this morning develop themes of setting aside worldly fears in favor of the rest we...
Apr 11, 2021
Teach us, then, by humble means,
whether rich or poor,
In times of hunger help us lean upon the gracious stores, Christ our gracious store.
In today’s sermon text, we find Paul encouraging us towards contentment: “…let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God...
Apr 4, 2021
The very first promise of redemption comes immediately after the Fall of Adam and Even in the Garden. There, God declares that the “seed of the woman” would “bruise the head of the serpent” (Genesis 3:16). In the earliest churches, this great promise was artistically represented by mosaics of dragons on...