Paul tells us that despite being the epitome of an honorable person, a good Jew, he “counts it all as loss” because of Christ. What does it mean to count it all as loss? We find that only in giving up our accomplishments do they have any value at all.
What does it mean that we “no longer see anyone from a human point of view”? We look at how we learn to see the new work of God in one another, even if it hasn’t started yet.
Paul brings our focus to “pleasing God.” Sin is still an issue for Christians, but God always gives us a path out of it.
Paul calls upon the Philippian church to imitate him, to live like he lives. We look at what it means to live as disciples who mimic, not students who fill our head with information.
“If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We hear and dwell upon this good news
Paul tells the church in Corinth that they, themselves, are a letter from God with the image of Christ, written in the ink of the Spirit. What does it mean to be a living testimony as a church?
Craig shares a homily on this Ash Wednesday, kicking off the season of Lent where we practice dying.
Here we have our final stop in 1 Corinthians for the year, once again focusing on the issue of resurrection. We see that God is not done with this place or these bodies, and we should not have our eyes on escape, but instead place our hope in resurrection.
Paul brings our attention to the resurrection of the dead, and we are reminded that our hope is not to “go to heaven” when we die, but to experience bodily resurrection, like Christ.
Jumping to 1 Corinthians 15, Paul brings our focus to the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus.