May 22nd, 2022

Read: Luke 22:24-30 NRSV A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. But he said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you; rather the greatest among […]

May 21st, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 NRSV Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are […]

May 20th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:21-26 NRSV The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think […]

May 19th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:15-20 NRSV  If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that […]

May 18th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 NRSV For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to […]

May 17th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NRSV To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the […]

May 16th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NRSV Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit, and there are varieties of services but the same Lord, and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. Yesterday we read about the importance of aligning our claims with […]

May 15th, 2022

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3 NRSV Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were gentiles you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever […]

May 14th, 2022

Read: 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV  And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. On a September afternoon my son joined this great big world. After all of the visitors left, I had a quiet moment […]

May 13th, 2022

Read: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 MSG   All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times […]