Let Us Keep the Feast

The Lord’s Supper “Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ” (1 Corinthians 5:7 RV). By Larry McClellan Has it seemed strange to you that the above scripture, which we use yearly in our Memorial Service, is found in the same context with “fornication as is not so much as named amongst Gentiles” (verse 1)? Paul adds in verse 8, “Therefore let us keep []

By One Spirit …

The Work of the Holy Spirit “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware” (1 Corinthians 12:1. NASB unless otherwise noted). By Ernie Kuenzli One vital topic discussed by the Apostle Paul in First Corinthians was the work of the holy Spirit in the church. This work was crucial to establish the church in the beginning of the Gospel Age, both individually and collectively. “By one Spirit we were all baptized into one body … Jews or []

The Most Excellent Way of Love

Paul’s Advice on Love “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:7­8, Scriptures from NIV). By Tom Gilbert Christian people, in general, know that 1 Corinthians 13 is the “love chapter” of the Bible, just as they know that John 3:16 tells us that God’s love for humanity was so great that []

Now is Christ Risen

Hope of the Resurrection “How say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:12). By Robert Goodman 1 Corinthians chapter 15 is labeled as the chapter on “The Resurrection.” Here, the Apostle Paul presents a series of lessons that provide the most comprehensive examination of the doctrine of the resurrection found in scripture. The Apostle Paul starts by stating how critical belief in the resurrection is to understanding the Gospel. If we do not believe in []