January 18, 2022
on January 18th, 2022
Proverbs 10:11-14 (HCSB)11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 12 Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense. 14 The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction. Jason Ricciardi - I’ve been one t...  Read More
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January 17, 2022
on January 17th, 2022
1 Corinthians 13 (HCSB)1 If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not ha...  Read More
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Sunday Connect Lesson for January 16, 2022
on January 16th, 2022
DO YOUR PARTStudy the Word:            Key Truth: Every Believer Has Been Given Spiritual Gifts by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)12 Now concerning what comes from the Spirit:  brothers, I do not want you to be unaware. 2 You know that when you were pagans, you used to be led off to the idols that could not speak.  3 Therefore I am informing you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God sa...  Read More
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January 15, 2022
on January 15th, 2022
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK1. Paul addresses several hard issues in 1 Cor. 8-12.  How does Paul connect what we do to how it affects other people? 2. Our hearts are prone to worship people or things in place of God.  What is the area you are most prone to do so?  Is there someone you can share your struggles with? 3. 1 Cor. 12 is one of the important passages dealing with Spiritual Gifts.  Have you tak...  Read More
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January 14, 2022
on January 14th, 2022
1 Corinthians 12:1–31 (HCSB)1 Now concerning what comes from the Spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware. 2 You know that when you were pagans, you used to be led off to the idols that could not speak. 3 Therefore I am informing you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are different ...  Read More
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January 13, 2022
on January 13th, 2022
1 Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ. 2 Now I praise you because you always remember me and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophes...  Read More
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January 12, 2022
on January 12th, 2022
1 Now I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ. 5 But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were struc...  Read More
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January 11, 2022
on January 11th, 2022
1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? 2 If I am not an apostle to others, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 My defense to those who examine me is this: 4 Don’t we have the right to eat and drink? 5 Don’t we have the right to be accompanied by a Christian wife like the other apostles, the Lord...  Read More
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January 10, 2022
on January 10th, 2022
1 Corinthians 8 (HCSB) 1 About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. 2 If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him. 4 About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that “an idol is nothing in the world,” and that “there is no God but on...  Read More
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Sunday Connect Lesson for January 9, 2022
on January 9th, 2022
The Key to ContentmentIn this part of his letter to the Corinthians around AD 55, Paul answered questions they had about marriage and instructed them concerning being content in Christ no matter their circumstances.Study the Word: Key Truth: Christians Can Be Content Whatever Their Marital Status(1 Corinthians 7:1-16)7 Now in response to the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to ha...  Read More
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January 8, 2022
on January 8th, 2022
Questions for the week1. What is an area of your life that you feel you need spiritual “milk, not solid food” as Paul writes in 1 Cor. 3?  What is one positive change you can make to grow in that area?2. What are some of the ways culture glorifies a sexual ethic that is contrary to Scripture?  What is one area you need to better guard your thoughts/feelings/actions? 3. In 1 Cor. 7:17-24, Paul enco...  Read More
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January 7, 2022
on January 7th, 2022
1 Corinthians 7:1–40 (HCSB) 1 Now in response to the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have relations with a woman.” 2 But because sexual immorality is so common, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband. 3 A husband should fulfill his marital responsibility to his wife, and likewise a wife to her husband. 4 A wife does not have the right ov...  Read More
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