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Spiritual Gifts

by Brad Guenther

1 Cor. 1:4-7 (ESV) 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge– 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you–7 so […]

God’s Great Gifts For Today

by Brad Guenther

1 Corinthians 1:3–4 (ESV) — 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, Few of us bother to open our email with a greeting any […]

What Unites the Church?

by Brad Guenther

1 Corinthians 1:1–2 (ESV) — 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 to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the […]

Who Is the Church? 1 Corinthians 1:1-2

by Brad Guenther

1 Corinthians 1:1–2 (ESV) — 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 to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the […]

What is the Church? – 1 Corinthians 1:1-2

by Brad Guenther

1 Corinthians 1:1–2 (ESV) — 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 to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the […]

Proverb 10

by Brad Guenther

Reading: Proverb 10 Help Me Be Righteous in My Work and My Words We’ve all been conditioned to think of the word “righteous” as synonymous with “holier-than-thou,” but as Christians we need to understand that the primary work of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to make us righteous. Proverb 10 reminds us that […]

Psalm 10: Help Me See

by Brad Guenther

Reading: Psalm 10 God is Neither Blind nor Passive We had a choir at my childhood church that sat behind the preacher during the sermon. There was one particular woman who was always entertaining to watch if my mind drifted. If she wasn’t picking her nose, she was scratching herself, or nodding off, head back […]

Isaiah 3-4: Help Me Remain in the Faith

by Brad Guenther

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 3-4 Help Me Remain in the Faith The most common question we ask of God is “why?” Difficulty, discouragement, and toil come into the life of every person, and when we, as Christians, find ourselves not immune to these things, we often ask God why that should be so. Just as there […]

Proverb 9

by Brad Guenther

Reading: Proverb 9 Handling Correction What sets apart a wise person from a foolish person? This book points us to the central distinction many times, and again in this proverb: Proverbs 9:10 (ESV) — 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. The […]

Psalm 9

by Brad Guenther

Psalm 9 Help Me Be Thankful Do you find yourself struggling to be thankful, except in those rare instances when all seems to be right with the world? Is it hard to offer wholehearted thanks to God when enemies seem abundant and the future uncertain? If so, Psalm 9 is a treasure trove for you […]