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Sunday: “Manhood, Womanhood & the Glory of God”

CrossPointe,While some passages of Scripture are hard to understand or hard to swallow, some are both. Such is the case with this week's text, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, which examines how men and women should complement rather than compete with each other.I've eagerly anticipated working through this passage for some time now. I say it every week, but this is a text you must ...

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Of First Importance

CrossPointe, In case you haven't noticed the stockpiles of Peeps, chocolate bunnies, annoying celophane "grass," and pastel-colored "Sale!" signs, Easter is this Sunday. (How did Jesus' resurrection become attached to disgusting marshmallow chickens?) As we celebrate Jesus' resurrection together, we'll jump ahead to 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, where Paul declares Jesus' death...

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A Philosophy for All of Life

I've mentioned repeatedly that 1 Corinthians 8-10 comprises Paul's exhortation that "strong" Christians consider their "weak" brothers and sisters by laying down their rights and living for something bigger than their own freedom. In Chapter 10, Paul caps off his argument with a sweeping phrase that in many ways functioned as his life philosophy"Whatever you do, do all to ...

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