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 []

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 []

In the Beginning

The Abrahamic Promise This issue considers the Abrahamic Promise and the words of twenty subsequent prophets to show the gradual unfolding of prophetic detail of this unconditional oath from God. Inserted into the center of this issue is a 29-inch foldout which arranges the Abrahamic Promise into seven doctrinal frameworks and then tracks their threads of prophecy across time: Atonement, Resurrection, Restitution, Ransom, Restoration of Israel to their land, and Restoration of Israelites back to God. How would the Abrahamic Promise be []