Posts with the category “1-corinthians”

Stand Firm and Grow Close - 1 Corinthians 16:13-24
July 23rd, 2023
We all need encouragement and a time to refresh in the Spirit. Someone's, we are so overwhelmed that it is hard to see the finish line. How often are we standing firm, but remaining stagnant?How often...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Giving, Flexibility, and Encouragement - 1 Corinthians 16:1-12
July 16th, 2023
How often are we contributing to the ministries of God?How often are our plans too rigid for God’s will?How often are we belittling our brothers or sisters in Christ?____________________1 Corinthians ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Perishable to Imperishable - 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
July 6th, 2023
Perishable to ImperishableIn our house, there have been countless times when my wife will buy fruit for the kids. They will scavenge the fruit, but more times than not, the kids leave the remaining fr...  Read More
by Admin CCK-Town
Spiritual Bodies - 1 Corinthians 15:35-49
June 18th, 2023
Our human brains are limited in their ability to understand spiritual matters and the amazing work and power of God.The Corinthians struggled to see how, as Christians, our bodies will also be raised ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
We Live Because He Lived - 1 Corinthians 15:12-34
May 23rd, 2023
Our world is filled with despair, sorry, and decay. It is easy to get blinded by the physical and not recognize the spiritual. However, we have been freed and remain free because of the resurrection o...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Back to the Basics - 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
May 15th, 2023
How often do we make something much more complicated than it needs to be? How often do we take a step back and just return to simplicity?___________________1 Corinthians 15:1-111 Now I would remind yo...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Order in the Church - 1 Corinthians 14:26-40
May 7th, 2023
God is orderly and is not a God of confusion. God love and peace. How often are we living in a chaotic manner, or our church is disorganized and without order? We are called to edify and build up our ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Being Understandable - 1 Corinthians 14:6-25
May 1st, 2023
My children have a knack for hearing what I tell them, but they look back like I am speaking a foreign language. Sometimes, it takes my wife to use words that are understandable to them so that they c...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Gifts of Tongues and Prophecy - 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
April 25th, 2023
Speaking in tongues and prophesying do not seem as common today as it did in Paul’s time. Does this mean that it can’t happen or doesn’t happen today? No. God is sovereign and has the ability to give ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Where is the Love - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
April 24th, 2023
Today's society faces a tremendous struggle. There is evil everywhere we turn, and the body of Christ is being persecuted for our faith. The world is trying so hard to remove Jesus from the equation. ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Working Together For God's Glory - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
April 20th, 2023
The human body is a fantastic creation. So complex. Myriad working parts must be in sync for the entire body to function. Each one has a special role and purpose. What happens when one of the parts is...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Spiritual Gifts - 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
April 17th, 2023
Every one of us is different. God created all of us to be unique. God did not want robots; instead, He wanted individuals so that He may have a personal relationship that is tailored to each one of us...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Communion With God - 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
April 2nd, 2023
As churchgoers, we love potlucks and picnics together. The early church seemed no different. They would gather together with a ‘potluck’ style meal and worship together. Typically, they would also obs...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Who is Your Headship? - 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
April 1st, 2023
You see it on the news every day. People have issues with authority and submission to the authority above them. As Christians, we still see it in marriages and within the church. This problem can detr...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Imitating Christ - 1 Corinthians 11:1
March 30th, 2023
Sometimes our kids want to do what we do as parents. They want to dress like us, do the same activities as us, because they want to imitate us. We are their example as parents. We are the example of C...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Do Everything For God's Glory - 1 Corinthians 10:23-33
March 29th, 2023
Our walk with Christ requires balance. We must balance our freedom in Christ with our responsibility to love others. We are stewards of God’s kingdom and are responsible for the actions we take.How of...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Let History be an Example to Abstain From Sin - 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
March 28th, 2023
There are many examples we can learn from history. There is also the saying that ‘historyrepeats itself.’ However, when it comes to sin, we are given examples so that we don’t repeatthese sins and, as...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Willingly Surrendering Our Rights to Christ - 1 Corinthians 9:1-23
March 27th, 2023
______________________1 Corinthians 9:1-271 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I a...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Not Being a Stumbling Block for Others - 1 Corinthians 8:7-13
March 26th, 2023
How often do we do something that makes someone else stumble? What is our conscience telling us, or more specifically, what is the Holy Spirit telling us? We are given liberty and freedom in Christ, b...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Knowledge and Love - 1 Corinthians 8:1-6
March 25th, 2023
What are you doing with the knowledge given to you? ______________________1 Corinthians 8:1-61 Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Single or Married? - 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
March 23rd, 2023
Our walk with Christ gets more difficult as this world fades. In today’s world, marriage is just something that we are told is flexible and can be temporary if we want. However, this is not what the B...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Being True to Your Calling - 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
March 22nd, 2023
It doesn’t matter whether we are single or married; God will use us to further His kingdom. He meets us where we are through His grace. God has different callings for all of us, but He has the same de...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Being True to Your Marriage/Relationship - 1 Corinthians 7:1-11
March 21st, 2023
We often hear that the divorce rate within the church is higher than outside the church. It is a sad statistic considering that we know God’s calling within marriages. There are likely myriad reason w...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
No Tolerance for Sexual Immorality - 1 Corinthians 6:9-20
March 20th, 2023
Today’s world pushes so many different agendas on us today. One, in particular, is tolerating what someone may ‘identify’ as. We are to tolerate homosexuality, sexual immorality, and numerous other si...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Disputes Within the Church - 1 Corinthians 6:1-8
March 19th, 2023
How do you deal with grievances with another? How do you deal with grievances with someone within the church? ________________1 Corinthians 6:1-81 When one of you has a grievance against another, does...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Purging Our Sin - 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
March 18th, 2023
Dealing with sin in the midst of a church congregation is difficult. But Paul says it is necessary to purge the sin and deal with it directly before it silently spreads and affects the entire congrega...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Are We Being Humble - 1 Corinthians 4:8-21
March 17th, 2023
Are we allowing things in our life to take the place of Christ? Is our arrogance and pride preventing us from a true and intimate relationship with our Lord? _________________1 Corinthians 4:8-218 Alr...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Faithful Stewards - 1 Corinthians 4:1-6
March 16th, 2023
God calls us to be stewards of what He has given us. But we are also to be faithful to the truth of the Gospel and no to go beyond what is written in His Word. We are to diligently strive to maximize ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Don't Deceive Yourself - 1 Corinthians 3:18-23
March 15th, 2023
My work has paid for several post-graduate degrees, but none of these were by my own doing. As I look back, I clearly see the doors that God opened in my life to get me where I am today. Nothing I do ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Building God's Temple - 1 Corinthians 3:10-17
March 14th, 2023
My dad was, and still is, a carpenter. I would help him install cabinets at houses growing up. When placing an upper cabinet on the wall, we needed to find the stud in the wall. If we anchored the cab...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
The Fields of God - 1 Corinthians 3:5-9
March 13th, 2023
When I was growing up, I tried to plant some flowers and vegetables, but nothing ever grew. There were likely multiple factors involved in my lack of success. The ground probably wasn’t taken care of,...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Growth in God - 1 Corinthians 3:1-4
March 12th, 2023
Most of us have heard all the Bible stories, and our children are currently learning them. But has there been a change in your life and your walk with God that transitioned from hearing the facts to u...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Being Active in the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
March 11th, 2023
As an introvert, I prefer to observe and absorb information. I personally struggle actively engage others and be proactive at times. Developing relations takes action. Being passive can make me stagna...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
March 10th, 2023
So many times in school, we are asked to improve the wording and quality of our papers and essays. They tell us to use a thesaurus and use ‘bigger’ words. After the final product is completed, the ess...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
What Are We Boasting In? - 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
March 9th, 2023
I tell my wife this…But when I was growing up, I thought that I was much greater at things than I actually was or am. I had natural talent as an athlete, but I didn’t put in much more work because I f...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
My Wisdom or God's? - 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
March 8th, 2023
I know a lot of people that are much smarter than I am. Sometimes, they have a hard time getting passed something that is so incredibly simple. Sometimes, it is something so simple that it is just blo...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Let the Division Cease - 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
March 7th, 2023
Christians aren’t perfect. Even though we know about God’s love and grace, we are still human sinners that struggle with grace sometimes. I have seen countless times that a church splits because of is...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Being Set Apart From This World - 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
March 6th, 2023
Sometimes, it is difficult to be different. God calls us as Christians to not be a part of this world and indulge in fleshly desires. We live in a fallen world and are to be an example of Christ to th...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Thanksgiving Among Challenges
January 10th, 2023
1 Corinthians 1:1-9:1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins