Resources from 1 Corinthians

Good News for Loyal Subjects

Apr 19 “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

A Drama in Five Acts

Nov 23      HOLY Scripture seldom gives a special rule for each particular case, but it rather instructeth us by general principles applicable to all cases. To meet every distinct moral emergency which could possibly arise, and solve every separate problem of action, would require rather a library than a volume. To men who are taught of the Spirit of God, general principles are far more valuable than special precepts, and...

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Resurrection- Christ the Firstfruits

Apr 20       THE fact of Christ’s resurrection is exceedingly well attested. It was needful that it should be beyond dispute, since it lies at the very basis of our holy faith; it is consoling to think that it is so; for thus our foundation standeth most secure. Our Lord was careful to show himself after his resurrection to those who, having known him before his decease, would be able to...

1 Corinthians 15:20

Natural or Spiritual!

Sep 1 THE Apostle Paul knows of only two classes of men — natural and spiritual. Before his eye all other distinctions are extinguished. Barbarian or Scythian, bond or free, male or female, circumcision or uncircumcision — all these varieties among men are mere accidents in his esteem. He does not stay to divide men, according to the symptoms their nature. They may be devout men, such as make a profession of...

1 Corinthians 2:14

Resurgam

Apr 1      We preach with words; God preacheth to us in acts and deeds. If we would but perceive it, creation and providence are two continual sermons, streaming from the mouth of God. The seasons are four evangelists, each of them having his testimony to utter to us. Doth not summer preach to us of God's bounty, of the richness of his goodness, of that lavish munificence with which he has been pleased...

1 Corinthians 15:35-38

Distinguishing Grace

Feb 6      Or, as it is in the Greek: "For who distinguisheth thee?" "Who giveth thee distinguishing and discriminating mercy?" "Who maketh thee to differ from another?" Pride is the inherent sin of man, and yet it is of all sins the most foolish. A thousand arguments might be used to show its absurdity; but none of these would be sufficient to quench its vitality. Alive it is in the...

1 Corinthians 4:7

The Heavenly Race

Jun 11 We are continually insisting upon it from day to day, that salvation is not of works, but of grace. We lay this down as one of the very first doctrines of the gospel. "Not of works, lest any man should boast." "By grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." But we find that it is equally necessary to preach the absolute...

1 Corinthians 9:24