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30 JULY 2021

 Guidance & Protection – Psalm 139

You aren’t invisible. You aren’t forgotten. You are loved. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:9–10 NIV11) Psalm 139 is one of...

16 JULY 2021

 A bigger vision of Church – 1 Corinthians 16

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:13–14 NIV11) How big is your Church? Not the size of the building. Not the number of people on a Sunday. Rather, how big is your vision of The Church that...

15 JULY 2021

 Hope bigger than death – 1 Corinthians 15

“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:13–14 NIV11) If the resurrection isn’t true then you can forget about everything else.  If Jesus was...

14 JULY 2021

 We are here for you – 1 Corinthians 14

“So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:12 NIV11) It seems like 1 Corinthians is a letter written to a church struggling to work out who should be at the centre....

 Everyone a part to play – 1 Corinthians 12

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to...

10 JULY 2021

 Paying attention to the exits – 1 Corinthians 10

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide...

09 JULY 2021

 Free slaves? 1 Corinthians 9

“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.” (1 Corinthians 9:19 NIV11) What would you be prepared to do so that everyone might hear of Jesus? We’ve already seen that Paul is engaged with...

08 JULY 2021

 Puffing up or building up? 1 Corinthians 8

“Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.” (1 Corinthians 8:1 NIV11) Finish this sentence, “It’s not what you know..” Normally we’d say, “It’s not what you know but who you know.” I think that’s close to...

06 JULY 2021

 No longer mine but Yours – 1 Corinthians 6

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20 NIV11) “Mine!”  If you grew up with...

05 JULY 2021

 Whole meal and Holy lives – 1 Corinthians 5

“Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (1 Corinthians 5:8 NIV11) During the first Passover when God’s people were in Egypt he asked them to get rid of the yeast in their...

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