The church at Corinth was established by Paul on his second missionary journey. The book of 1 Corinthians gives us a good picture of the life of the early church. It deals with Christian conduct. It is essentially an epistle of correction.
The Gospel of Luke was written by a medical doctor named Luke. His purpose was to present a historically accurate account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and to present it in such a way that Jesus was seen as a perfect Savior
The Gospel of Mark is a message of hope to Christian believers in the Roman world who were facing severe persecution, and possibly martyrdom. Is this particular Gospel relevant in today's world? Consider this. Christians are tempted to blend into the culture, so as not to be thought of as strange.
The Gospel of Matthew was written by a tax collector named Matthew. Of the four Gospels, Matthew is the most systematic in presenting the teachings of Jesus. The book of Matthew was used almost universally by the early church as a source book for instructing new converts in the faith.
When medical doctors seem unable to resolve our physical ailments, where can the Christian turn? Is it acceptable to pursue any and all other options? If the treatment works, isn’t that sufficient reason to use it? Are there hidden dangers we need to be aware of?
In following Christ, a Christian is not taught only to avoid taking the offensive, but even in what could be considered legitimate self-defense, he responds by overcoming evil with good and loving his offenders, just as His master.
Music can calm people or it can arouse whole nations. It moves soldiers to bravery, punks to immorality, and the godly to worship. What is your music doing for you? More importantly, what should it be doing for you? What does God want music to work in you?
UP amongst the hills, perched like the nest of a bird on one of the long low ridges,
lies the little town of Bethlehem. It was but a small town at the time this story begins,
and there was nothing about it to make it at all famous.