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Godly Role Models

by Linda Sasso

Do you have a godly role model in your life? Ideally, everyone should have a godly example to follow. The Apostle Paul exhorts in today’s text – “Therefore I urge you, imitate me.” 1 Corinthians 4:16 Later in this epistle Paul writes: “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 And to […]

Conflicting Value Systems

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text contains convicting questions that confront the believer as well as sanctified sarcasm that challenges the spiritually proud. Read over today’s text and identify Paul’s 3 convicting questions. Then read it again and locate and ponder the 4 contrasting statements of the Apostle Paul. “For who makes you differ from another? And what do […]

Don’t Go Beyond What is Written

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text (1Corinthians 4:1-6) we will end our study with a key saying in verse six. “… That you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written.” This is a major key in solving many relationship problems as well as answering all our doctrinal questions. As Christians, we must learn to think and […]

The Judgement Seat of Christ

by Linda Sasso

The bible tells us that we will all stand before Christ in judgment someday. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 But for Christians, that judgment will […]

Natural, Spiritual, Carnal

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text (1Corinthians 3:1-9) we will examine three different conditions of human reality, Natural, Spiritual, Carnal. To be a natural person simply means to be born naturally as a descendant of Adam. This is a fallen condition, separated from the life of God and the benefits of God’s kingdom. To be a spiritual person simply means […]

Created in God’s Image?

by Linda Sasso

What did God mean when He said in back in Genesis. “…Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…” Genesis 1:26a Does God have arms and legs like us? Does he have a body the way we do? We know the scriptures tell us He doesn’t. “God is Spirit…” John 4:24 “Now […]

The Wisdom of God/The Wisdom of Man

by Linda Sasso

There is a big difference between “knowledge” and “wisdom”. You can have great knowledge and still lack wisdom. Knowledge is simply information or “knowing stuff”. But wisdom is knowing what to do with that information. Some with less knowledge have even displayed great wisdom in using what little knowledge they possessed. Having information and knowing […]

I Can Do it Myself

by Linda Sasso

Is this your usual attitude? Well, that stance will never get you into heaven! The first rule in understanding God and salvation is, you can’t do it yourself. Before we can come to God we must understand our desperate need for Him and our total insufficiency to save ourselves. Today’s text deals with the attitude […]

Divisions in the Body of Christ

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text the Apostle Paul confronts a serious problem of disunity in the early church. “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same […]

Called into the Fellowship of His Son

by Linda Sasso

As we begin this new study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians we will begin slowly and carefully so as to not miss the depth of God’s message to us here. Reading Paul’s first few sentences we immediately see the focus and heart of this letter. Read the first nine verses and ask […]