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Rights, Privileges, Sacrifices

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text the Apostle Paul builds a solid case that a minister of the Gospel has the right to receive pay for his labor. Yet after building such a strong case Paul states that he would rather die than receive any monetary compensation from the Corinthian Christians for his ministry. We learn much from […]

Knowledge Puffs Up – Love Builds Up

by Linda Sasso

1Corinthians 8 might be summed up with the statement above. Let’s take a fresh new look at this topic via the Message Translation… 1 The question keeps coming up regarding meat that has been offered up to an idol: Should you attend meals where such meat is served, or not? We sometimes tend to think […]

Do You Have Right Spiritual Priorities

by Linda Sasso

As we finish off 1Corinthisans chapter seven we hear the Apostle Paul’s answers to many of the Corinthian Christian’s questions. Should I be married or single? If I am a widow or widower should I remain single or remarry? The answer to these questions vary from person to person. But, we will find that according […]

Hold Your Course in Christ

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text addresses several life situations that some would consider controversial. What is God’s view of your marital status, your occupation or even your freedom? The bible gives clear counsel on all these subjects and more. It all comes down to the reality that you can be a faithful and true Christian even in the […]

Only One Life Will Soon Be Past . . .

by Linda Sasso

Do you grasp the fact that your life is temporary? (Hebrews 9:27) Do you understand that you only have a limited amount of time in this life? If you are a Christian, surely you know that God saved you for a reason. (Not just ‘to go to heaven’.)  He has a purpose for you in […]

God’s Take on Marriage

by Linda Sasso

God invented marriage. It was His idea. So if we are to enter into the bond of marriage we should endeavor to understand God’s stand on marriage, divorce and remarriage. And here is some of what He says through the Apostle Paul… …But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not […]

Sexual Morality

by Linda Sasso

God has a lot to say about sex. Sex was after all, God’s idea. Christians have a lot of misconceptions about sexuality.  There are times when sexual activity is sin. But there are also times when sexual activity is the perfect will of God. The Corinthian believers lived in a very sexually immoral city. So they […]

Christian Liberty Verses Liberty to Sin

by Linda Sasso

When Paul wrote the letter of 1Corinthians he had many things to address needing correction in the Corinthian church. In today’s text Paul addresses the loose morality of the Christians in Corinth. They had run too far with their liberties. They boasted in their freedom from the Jewish dietary laws and customs. So they adapted […]

And Such Were Some of You!

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text the Apostle Paul takes the time to clarify the immense difference between the “unrighteous” and the “saints”. In the conclusion of our text Paul says… “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor […]

How to Deal with a Sinning Saint

by Linda Sasso

Certainly, nobody is perfect. We all struggle with sin to one degree or another. But today’s text (1Cor 5) addresses a situation where a believer is no longer struggling but has completely given in to a particular sin. What the bible says about a Christian who “struggles” against sin. “If we say we have no […]