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1 Corinthians

Paul’s first letter to the Church in Corinth is a letter from a pastor to a new congregation. Paul knew of the difficulties that they would face because they were new to the faith and had much to learn. He also knew of the struggles they would endure because they lived in the midst of tremendous temptation within the city of Corinth that was known for its licentious behavior and pagan worship.

When we open this letter we see that they were already divided on many things. They were abusing their spiritual gifts along with the sacraments. They were also not taking the necessary steps to separate themselves from the life that they had left. Paul certainly doesn’t shy away from these difficult topics but tackles them. He admonishes them for their shortcomings but encourages them in love to live for God’s glory. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor 10:31 ESV)

This is a letter that is not restricted by time or place but is very applicable to the Church today. The topics that Paul covers in this letter are struggles for the 21st Century Church and would serve us all well to give attention to them. Please come and join us as we make our way through this letter to the Church and try and apply these truths to our lives today.

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The Book of Esther

The book of Esther is a post-exile story about a remnant of Jews who stayed behind in Persia after most had returned to Jerusalem from captivity. Often times throughout the Old Testament we see God in action. We see Him in Creation, in the parting of the Red Sea, in the sun standing still and in the walls of Jericho coming down. But here in the book of Esther we don’t get thunder and lightening. The truth is that God isn’t even mentioned in any of the pages. What we do find is a God who is always at work and often times it is behind the scenes without us even realizing it. This book is a demonstration of God’s love and sovereignty. It shows us a God who protects and providentially cares for His people. Come join us as we try and find God in these pages and uncover these truths about Him and become witnesses to how His plans and purposes are always moving forward.