Resources from 1 Corinthians

The Fourfold Treasure

Apr 26      We meet somewhere in the Old Testament with the expression "salt without prescribing how much." Beyond all question the name, person, and work of Jesus are the salt and savor of every true gospel ministry, and we cannot have too much of them. Alas! that in so many ministries there is such a lack of this first dainty of the feast, this essence of all soul-satisfying doctrine. We...

1 Corinthians 1:30, 31

Purging Out the Leaven

Dec 11 “WHAT God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” Evermore in Scripture the doctrines of grace are married to the precepts of holiness. Where faith leads the way, the virtues follow in a goodly train. The roots of holiness and happiness are the same, and in some respects they are but two words for the same thing. There have been persons who have thought it impossible that holiness should...

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

The Saint One with His Savior

Nov 20 THE connection of our text is very terrible. When we are reading the sixteenth verse one seems to remember Sodom, its infamy, and the fire and brimstone that came down from heaven upon it; but here in our text we enter into Jerusalem, the holy city, whose streets are of purity so rich and rare, as to be comparable to gold clear as transparent glass, and there we seem to...

1 Corinthians 6:17

"Things to Come"

Jun 13 A SHORT time ago we meditated upon the former words of this Terse, “Things present; all are yours.” Friends have asserted that it was a pleasant and profitable meditation: may we have a more than equal by the blessing of God’s Spirit this morning. The waters are deeper in the things to come than in the things present, but they are every drop of them as sweet. The horizon is...

1 Corinthians 3:22

Things Present

May 9 SOME of the Corinthians had attached themselves to one great religious teacher, and others to another; there was a disposition amongst them to set up rival leaders of opposing parties: a band would follow Paul, another company admired Apollos, and a third extolled Peter. The apostle, in order to take off the minds of believers from estimating any one of their blessings at too high a rate, leads them to...

1 Corinthians 3:22

Dying Daily

Aug 29 IN a certain sense we all do this. The very moment we begin to live we commence to die. We are like hour-glasses; there are fewer sands left to run from the very moment they begin to trickle down. The whole of our life is like an ebbing tide: our first months and years may look like advancing waves, but the whole is retreating, and by-and-by the living flood will...

1 Corinthians 15:31

Good News for Loyal Subjects

Apr 18 “MUST” is for the king; and concerning King Jesus there is a divine necessity that he must reign. He was once the King of misery in that kingdom he reigned supreme. That thorn-crown is pre-eminent in the sorrows which it signifies. O King of grief and tears and death, who shall rival thee? To-day he is the King of glory, enthroned far above all principalities and powers, so glorious that...

1 Corinthians 15:25

The Last Enemy Destroyed

Nov 18 OUR Saviour stooped to the lowest depths of degradation, he shall be exalted to the topmost heights of glory. “Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross; wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.” Our Lord was trampled beneath the feet of all, but the day cometh when...

1 Corinthians 15:26

God's Strange Choice

Aug 28 THE apostle Paul had been led to make the confession that Christ Jesus was despised both by Jew and Gentile. He confessed that this was no cause of stumbling to him, for what others counted foolishness he believed to be wisdom, and rejoiced that the foolishness of God was wiser than men, and the weakness of God stronger than men. Lest, however, any of the Corinthian Church should be stumbled...

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Alas for Us, If Thou wert All, and Nought Beyond, O Earth

Mar 27      You will understand that the apostle is arguing with professedly Christian people, who were dubious about the resurrection of the dead. He is not saying that all men are now miserable if there be no hope of the world to come, for such an assertion would be untrue. There are very many who never think of another life, who are quite happy in their way, enjoy themselves, and...

1 Corinthians 15:19