I Corinthians 2: Part 2

In the middle of chapter 2 Paul abruptly veered into one of the most profound statements on preaching contained in Scripture, and it is hither I have been hastening, for this is the point I really want to get at. After asserting that he determined to know nothing “save Christ and Him crucified” (2:2), Paul […]

I Corinthians 2: Part 1

The church at Corinth had a problem with preaching. I do not mean to say that they did not like preaching. No, indeed. They liked preaching a lot. In fact it was one their favorite forms of entertainment. And this, of course, was the problem. Preaching had become a show. It had become an amusement, […]

Our Reasonable Service

Paul tells us in Romans 12:1 to present our “bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service.” This phrase “reasonable service” means “rational/spiritual worship.” It is important to note that the word translated “reasonable” in the KJV holds both meanings, rational and spiritual. This is important because Paul is […]