1 Corinthians

Planning for the Future

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Our time on earth is the beginning of an eternity serving and rejoicing in the Lord.

Someday, when we stand in the Savior’s holy and just presence, the only things that will remain are what we’ve done to glorify Jesus (1 Corinthians 3:10-15).

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, June 23, 2020.

Supreme Significance

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It is important for us as believers to understand what happened on the cross, and that it was of supreme significance.  Jesus’ crucifixion on a tree is far more than simply the site of a Jewish man’s execution-this was the solution to mankind’s biggest problem: sin and the resulting alienation from God.  The crucifixion of Jesus is the divine transaction that saves us.  Only the blood of Christ can cleanse us from sin and reconcile us to the Father.

Although the Jews and the Romans viewed the crucifixion as the execution of a criminal, God saw the death of His Son as the perfect atoning sacrifice, which allowed for the justification of sinful mankind.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, May 18, 2020.

A Symbol of Sacrifice

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The cross has become the symbol of Christianity, but it’s so much more than a mere piece of jewelry worn around the neck.  The crucifixion of Christ is a central doctrine of our faith, and understanding it correctly is essential for eternal life.  In fact, Paul was convinced the cross was the most vital subject he could address.

Commentary from the In Touch Devotional by Charles Stanley, May 18, 2020.

No less

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Paul’s answer to the pride of the more visibly gifted was to engage his analogy again and remind them that the more fragile and less lovely, in fact, ugly parts of the body which are not publicly “presentable” (v.24) are given the greater respect for their necessity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Corinthians 12:22-24.