1 Corinthians

Paul founded the church at Corinth between AD 50 and 52.
This letter is written from Ephesus a year or two later.
The Christians at Corinth are proud, lively, gifted and quarrelsome. They live in a society which is pagan and immoral, and this seeps into their behaviour. They also argue among themselves about the status of their leaders and the value of their spiritual gifts.
Paul writes to tackle these problems. In doing so he gives us valuable teaching about the church as the body of Christ, and the prime importance of love.

Knowles, A. (2001). The Bible guide (1st Augsburg books ed., p. 575). Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg.

What Is A Pop Tart Christian?

What Is A Pop Tart Christian?

Contrary to what some seem to believe, there’s no such thing as a Pop Tart Christian.

Strong and mature Christians do not simply pop out of the oven overnight.
The fruit of the Spirit takes time to grow in a person.

What Is A Pop Tart Christian?
I read the quote above and immediately thought about pop tarts. Unlike the picture on the left, there was practically nothing inside. Very little filling compared to the dough. Not unlike a new Christian. Or even an “old” Christian who was satisfied with the initial “committing their life to Jesus” – and then does nothing after that. Someone who doesn’t allow the Holy Spirit to fill them and guide their lives.

Is the Holy Spirit the Spirit of the Father or Spirit of the Son

Is the Holy Spirit the Spirit of the Father or the Spirit of the Son

Who is the Holy Spirit? Is He the Spirit of the Father? Or maybe the Spirit of the Son? Does it matter? And is it “who” or “what”? So many questions! And it’s tempting to just ignore them. Or assume they don’t really matter – just call it/him the Spirit of God. And yet, the Holy Spirit is one of the three “persons” of God. And so, it is important to know what we can about Him.

Finding God in religion can be hard

Finding God in religion can be hard. Really hard.

Just imagine each of the doors being an entry to one religion. Let’s say Christianity. Open that door, and there’s another set of doors where each door is a denomination. Then you see a third set of doors, where each of them is a conference. That’s followed by yet another set of doors, where each is an individual church.

You think the door opening is over. But probably not. …

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