We look at the Magnificat – Mary’s prayer in Luke 1 as she meets with Elizabeth in a small Judean town.
We look at a rough passage that ultimately calls upon the church in Thessalonica to stand firm and hold tight to the traditions that they have been taught by Paul and his companions.
In the first chapter of this letter, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy talk about how they must thank God for the growing love and faithfulness of the church in Thessalonica, and how they are confident that when Christ returns, their persecutors will be cleared out, and they will have a clear path to God.
We look at the famous “Fruit of the Spirit” and “Works of the Flesh” passage, and we talk about freedom in Christ. F
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.
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?
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.
We take a deep look at the famous “love passage” here in 1 Corinthians, finding not instructions for marriage, but instructions for the church. We are to love not only those who are easy to love, but those who aren’t.
Unfortunately, our recording didn’t work this week, but Pastor Chris wrote a commentary on this passage for A Plain Account, a lectionary commentary resource for pastors. Find it here to get a taste of what you missed this Sunday!