Church of the Living God


  • 1 Corinthians 11: Hair, Head Coverings, and Hope

    Who we are is not determined by history, status, or social class. In Christ, we are all free from judgment and shame.

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  • Game On

    The Apostle Paul often used figures of speech from arena competition.  In Corinth, the people were most familiar with the Isthmian Games.  Since Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 9 in that context, it’s worth learning a bit more about the games before looking at the passage.       Athletes had to have the right credentials. They […]

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  • Of Food and Freedom

    The Apostle Paul often used real-life situations to highlight the unchanging truths hidden beneath the surface.  In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul addresses an issue that, while not sinful on the surface, was still causing harm to members of this fledgling church. “Now let’s talk about food that has been sacrificed to idols. You think that […]

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  • Conquering the Course of Life (1 Corinthians 7)

    In some ways, life is like a slalom course. There are sudden turns that come too fast, rough water, fatigue, sharp turns, wakes that can send you flying or flailing. Success feels fantastic, but failure hurts.  So how do we successfully navigate the slalom course of life? Rough waters show up in many ways: the […]

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  • Remind Me Who I Am

    While in Ephesus, Paul wrote a letter to the fledgling church in Corinth. He had to tackle a couple of serious issues that were not only dividing the church, but also harming their witness in the city of Corinth. Though Paul dealt with specific moral issues, his goal was far more encompassing. He wanted to […]

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  • Letter to a Corinthianized Church

    About 2,000 years ago, Corinth was a financial, religious, and cultural mecca. It was a major commercial hub located on a four-and-one-half mile wide isthmus of land. Sailors wanted to avoid the danger of sailing around Malea, so they would move their ship across the isthmus on a series of log rollers. If the ship […]

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