• Maturity Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:8–13

    When Jesus calls us to have faith like a child, He is implicitly calling us to trust God at His Word. One of the ways we do this is by determining to submit to the teachings of Holy Scripture. Take some time today to plan to study Scripture more carefully. Join a Bible study, and make sure to find a good teacher or a good study plan to follow. View Resource

  • Growing Up in Love Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:11-13

    Knowledge of truth and the practice of love, as two of the chief indicators of Christian maturity, must both be emphasized in our walk with the Lord. Consistent study of the doctrines taught in the Bible is vital for our growth, and so is the love that demonstrates the attractiveness of the gospel. Ask yourself today if you emphasize truth more than love or love more than truth, and seek to bring both virtues into balance in your life. View Resource

  • Growing Up in Love Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:11–13

    Do you think it is more important to possess many talents and gifts or to be righteous? The emphasis in the New Testament is on the importance of personal holiness and the practice of righteous love, for if we are gifted but have not love, we have nothing (1 Cor. 13:1–3). As we make use of the means of grace (biblical study, sacraments, prayer, among others), we will better understand and love the way Paul describes. Make sure you regularly participate in these things. View Resource

  • The Form of Worship Devotional

    1 Corinthians 14:26–40

    Take some time today to consider the liturgy used in your own church. Have its different elements become meaningless to you, things you do without consideration? Or, do you take care to contemplate the significance of the words you speak and the actions you observe or perform? What about the sacraments? Do you expect to meet Jesus by faith, in a special way, when someone is baptized or when you partake of the Lord’s Supper? View Resource

  • Forms and Their Communication Devotional

    1 Corinthians 14:40

    Though we may not always be conscious of it, all of our forms communicate something. That is why it is important for our leaders to think carefully about what they do in worship and how they do it. It is also important for us to think about the forms we participate in as worshipers. Knowing what they communicate can help us be more knowledgeable worshipers. View Resource

  • Is There Life After Death? Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:1-28

    In 1 Corinthians 15:12–19 Paul employs logic and reason throughout as he argues with the Corinthians. What does this say to you about the importance of these verbal tools in the furtherance of the Gospel? Should your church offer a short course on logic and logical fallacies to sharpen the minds of believers? View Resource

  • Dying in Faith Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:1–58

    The resurrection of Christ guarantees that He has made an effectual sacrifice for sin and that we too will one day be resurrected. It guarantees the justice of God and gives us hope in the midst of this evil world. Thank God for raising Christ from the dead, and strive to live your life in anticipation of this glorious hope. View Resource

  • Faith and Death Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:1-58

    It can be easy to see the injustice around us and believe that things will never be set right. However, God’s Word proclaims that a day of perfect justice is coming. Those who live by faith do not lose sight of the justice to come. They are encouraged to keep fighting for what is right, knowing that their efforts will not ultimately be futile. God will finally reward all those who do what is right in obedience to Him View Resource

  • Christ is Risen Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    Since the Enlightenment, many have said the resurrection is impossible and that we can still have Christianity even if we deny the supernaturalism of Scripture. However, if Christ has not been raised then our faith is in vain (1 Cor. 15:14). Both Scripture and many empirical evidences attest to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ask the Lord to increase your faith in His resurrection and when you doubt, review both the Bible and the evidence for the resurrection. View Resource

  • The Hope of Christ’s Resurrection Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    There are many books that present the historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ, and it can be helpful to be aware of the convincing case that Jesus rose from the dead. If we are confident of the resurrection, we will be assured that there is a day of judgment to come when our suffering will be vindicated. As we are able, let us study so as to grow in our conviction of the resurrection and to bear witness to the truth of Christ. View Resource

  • The Surety of Our Resurrection Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:3–34

    Knowing that Jesus has been raised from the dead gives us the sure hope of eternal life and the confidence that all wrongs will eventually be righted. We are sure that Jesus has been raised from the dead because of the sure testimony of the Word of God, testimony that is confirmed by the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, the historical witness to the resurrection, and much more. We can trust the sure promises of our trustworthy Creator. View Resource

  • Trusting in Death Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:12-22

    It is normal to fear death, for death is not normal. Do you struggle with this fear? Remind yourself that Christ’s resurrection is the heart of your faith. He said He would not stay dead, and He did not. Then reflect on His promises for believers in the next life (see below). Take this struggle to Him and ask for the ability to trust Him for all eternity. View Resource

  • Beholding His Glory Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:12–58

    We are not inherently immortal, as the ancient Greeks believed, but depend on the Lord’s sustaining power for our continued existence. If we are in Christ, our souls go to heaven when we die, only to be reunited with our bodies at the resurrection, and we will live forever in God’s presence. We will see Him face to face, and that is the day for which we must long. On that day, we will glorify Him with all that we are, never having to worry about falling short of His glory again. View Resource

  • Christ Resurrected Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20-22

    We understandably think readily of the cross when we consider the saving work of Christ because the atonement pays for our transgressions and cleanses us from sin. But Christ’s resurrection is equally important. Without His resurrection, Christ’s death would have been no more significant than the death of any other person. Meditate on the resurrection today and thank God for how it guarantees your salvation. View Resource

  • Christ’s Resurrection and Ours Devotional

    1 Corinthians 15:20–23

    John Calvin writes, “As … Adam did not die for himself alone, but for us all, it follows, that Christ in like manner, who is the antitype, did not rise for himself alone; for he came, that he might restore everything that had been ruined in Adam.” Redemption involves the rescue and renewal of our souls and our bodies. God cares enough about the physical world to redeem it, so we must care enough about His world to meet the physical needs of hurting people. View Resource