Yearly Archives: 2016

August 2, 2016: Day 65 – II Corinthians 5

Paul changes his imagery from that of clay jars to that of an earthly tent which back in the day was quite fragile in its own right.  But he switches now from focusing on how he is willing to live … Continue reading

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August 1, 2016: Day 64 – II Corinthians 4

For some reason this song came to my mind as I was reading this chapter.  About 15 years ago on a youth retreat that I helped lead in Florida I first heard this song.  I think we did a retreat … Continue reading

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July 31, 2016: Day 63 – II Corinthians 3

There is some heavy theology in this chapter, but a theology that is necessary for us to understand to see how we have been given a new life in Jesus through a new covenant that he established.  Paul begins this … Continue reading

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July 30, 2016: Day 62 – II Corinthians 2

We simply do not know who the “offender” is in vs.5.  Paul is addressing an individual (the person with an incestuous relationship in I Corinthians 5:1 with his mother-in-law?) who has caused pain to Paul but as a result has … Continue reading

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July 29, 2016: Day 61 – II Corinthians 1

Let’s set up a little bit of the background to II Corinthians since we may have forgotten a bit of it 16 chapters ago.  It is thought that Paul wrote four letters to the Corinthian church, and this would have … Continue reading

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July 28, 2016: Day 60 – I Corinthians 16

Maranatha!  That is what Paul states in vs.22.  It means literally: “Our Lord come.”  That is our expectation and it shades and impacts all that we do and all that we believe.  Jesus is coming back again.  In this last … Continue reading

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July 27, 2016: Day 59 – I Corinthians 15

Do you believe in the resurrection?  Think about that for a moment before you answer.  Do you believe that once we die, once Jesus died, then we will, Jesus did, rise from the dead?  What is more, our creed tells … Continue reading

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July 26, 2016: Day 58 – I Corinthians 14

In some ways this is the Presbyterian  chapter.  If you look at vs. 40 you will find that it is a verse that is often repeated within the church.  We are people who like to do things decently and in … Continue reading

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July 25, 2016: Day 57 – I Corinthians 13

First let me begin by apologizing for having the wrong date on yesterday’s post.  Not sure what happened, but I corrected it so going forward we should be fine. I Corinthians 13 is the love chapter.  I’m not sure much … Continue reading

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July 24, 2016: Day 56 – I Corinthians 12

We will be focusing on verse 7 in this chapter which provides us with insight as to the theme of Paul’s words.  “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”  The crucial part of this … Continue reading

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